broken. This is the only way to describe the climate in Innsbruck’s city politics. “All against Willi” is the motto among the factions. Even the simple extension of the periods for supervisory board members of the Tiroler Landestheater GmbH failed. Not for Christine Oppitz-Plörer (FI) and Irene Heisz (SPÖ). But for the candidate nominated by the Greens, David Prieth. He failed the vote. Four abstentions (2x FP, FI, VP) were the reason.
“I’m freaking wild!” Mayor Georg Willi is quoted in the “Krone”. “I don’t understand that and I don’t accept it. That’s petty!” he railed against a “right-wing conservative majority” that didn’t even have an explanation for their voting behavior.
That’s not entirely true. His deputy Johannes Anzengruber (ÖVP) provided a reason. The events were preceded by ambiguities regarding profitability and the procedure for not continuing to order dance boss Enrique Gasa Valga.
For 30 years it had been customary to accept the proposals of the other parties and not to interfere. The green city councilor Uschi Schwarzl called Anzengruber’s reasoning a “quick excuse”.