Write the Mayor

Write the Mayor

Those interested in writing the mayor can send messages and comments via email to redazione@theflorentine.net, stating 'Write the Mayor' in the subject line of the email. Emails must clearly state the author's first name, surname, city and country of birth, and the city and country of residence. &

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Thu 27 Oct 2011 12:00 AM

Those interested in writing the
mayor can send messages and comments via email to redazione@theflorentine.net,
stating ‘Write the Mayor’ in the subject line of the email. Emails
must clearly state the author’s first name, surname, city and country
of birth, and the city and country of residence.

 

Dear Mayor Renzi,

I would like you to
find a solution to the constant interruption of traffic around
8:30-8:45 most mornings by garbage trucks emptying the dumpsters,
creating traffic jams as people try to get children to school and go
to work.

Why can’t this type
of public service be done earlier, say at 6:30 or 7am? Is there some
contractual law forbidding the drivers to work earlier in the
morning?

This problem creates
delays of up to 15 minutes, and I often find two or three trucks in
the same neighborhood on different streets. Wouldn’t traffic flow
better at rush hour if these trucks were off the road at that time?

 

Thank you. Best,

Elizabeth Sherman

from Tampa, Florida,
USA

13-year resident of
Florence, Quart. 2

 

 

Dear Elizabeth,

I understand the problems
caused by the garbage trucks that pass in the morning when people are
taking their children to school and going to work. The problem with
making the trash collection rounds earlier, as has been done in the
past, is that then people are disturbed and awakened by the noise.
Clearly, neither time slot is ideal.

 

Thank you for writing,

Matteo

 

 

Dear Mayor Renzi,

How nice to see your
young and smiling face on the local papers every day. I hope you
choose to answer the following questions: How many of the 100 points
of your campaign in 100 days have been successfully accomplished so
far? Can you name them? Were most of the disasters we are living in
the city today also part of the campaign?

I think that there are
a couple of things you should look into. First, the old Cinema Cavour
in via Cavour has been closed for years and people throw garbage,
papers, bottles and so forth through its gate. It is quite a
bad-looking situation in a central street like via Cavour, and thus
needs attention. Second, one Sunday morning as I was walking on the
side of Arno river facing the Cannottieri Club, I noted that next to
the club, 7 cars and 10 motorbieks and scooters were parked about
50cm from the river. Who has given these people permission to park
along the river next to the Galleria degli Uffizi? Did they have
disabled passes? It takes precious time to note the above things:
perhaps you can spare some and dedicate a few moments to the city,
instead of politics and interviews.

I cannot say the same
as Mrs. Sasso of TF 149: thanks for your hard work in our beautiful
city!

 

Un bacione a Firenze.

Mauro Annese from
Florence

 

 

Dear Mauro,

The Cinema Cavour is
privately owned, which makes it very difficult for the city
government to take measures to improve its appearance. This is true
for various buildings around the city and is an example of one way in
which the city administration’s hands are tied in seeking to make
improvements.

 

Regarding the Cannottieri
Club, the first thing to know is that the banks of the River Arno are
under the control of the Province of Florence and not the City of
Florence. I have been told that the Province has given the management
of that piece of land to the Associazione Cannottieri to keep clean
and in order, as it is an important docking site for the ‘svaro dei
ranaioli.’ or the boats that bring tourists down the Arno; it is
also an important location for fire trucks and ambulances. In
exchange for this service, on Sundays, the Cannottieri Club is
permitted to use the space for private parking. Throughout the week
the space may also be used by the Club for parking a small number of
scooters.

 

Many thanks,

Matteo

 

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