Dispute over climate change: grunen wants county to set an example

Dispute over climate change: grunen wants county to set an example

Regarding the article "climate manager: CSU’s assertion upsets district administrator and SPD the editorial office received a statement from the district council faction of bundnis 90/die grunen: "has the CSU forgotten the results and its voting behavior in the climate and district committee in the summer of 2020?? It is simply dishonest to accuse the district administration of tendering for a position without consulting the committees. This is simply wrong", says the letter. As already stated in the statement of the district office, it was only a matter of putting an already approved position out to tender as quickly as possible, with the approval of all the parliamentary groups. This was discussed at the meeting of the parliamentary group chairmen. All the parliamentary groups had agreed to this procedure – except for the CSU. "It’s their right to wait for the budget to be passed", writes parliamentary group chairwoman gisela kramer-grunwald. "In doing so, however, the parliamentary group accepts that the hiring of a climate manager will again be delayed by months."

Apparently, the CSU sees no urgent need for action on the climate crisis. And this despite the fact that the bad news was piling up. The ESD station in marktsteft is still a long way from being in dry cloths. The CSU’s fear of overburdening the county and the municipalities with the costs of a climate manager is decidedly short-sighted. "Those who make savings today in tackling the climate crisis will have to reckon with significantly higher costs in the future", writes kramer-grunwald. "The county of kitzingen must set an example."