A question from the (centre-right) minority councillors, Alessandra Piano and Fulvio Paciorini, sparked a close discussion about the city’s commerce situation during a city council session yesterday evening.
Investigators believe that the closed windows in the center will prove that a serious crisis process in the Strip is underway.
However, Francesca Niepperti, consultant for productive activities, has denied this thesis – data in hand – arguing that the number of authorizations has increased in the past year.
Piano responded by saying he was the spokesperson for traders who complained of a worsening situation.
The commissioner, in turn, explained that the administration has a direct link with the senior management of Ascom and the “Centro Commerciale Naturale” association, that the cooperation relations are excellent and that the situation is constantly monitored.
The criticism is legitimate, but let’s be careful – Neberti warned – To feed a narrative that does not correspond to reality.”
The commissioner also highlighted how, due to high rents in most central areas of the city, some businesses have chosen to move to a somewhat more decentralized street.
When the confrontation heated up, the President of the Municipal Council, Enrico Valda, stopped the discussion by reminding that “By organization, a question requires an answer and, at most, a brief response from the person asking the question.”
“Nothing prevents – explained – If we want to address and deepen the issue of trade, do so, but in a different context, perhaps in a special session of the municipal council.