There are now a lot of (good) ideas for Erdingen's old town.
But what will become of them?
It's a shame that the largest parliamentary group is eloquently silent, says editor-in-chief Hans Moritz in his comment on the weekend.
The zeal of many a city council faction is impressive.
Erding Now has initiated an important debate with its proposals to revitalize the inner city.
The question now is: what's next?
Or: is it going to continue or do the suggestions end up (once more) in the drawer of the town hall?
Erding Jetzt, the SPD and Free Voters have given serious thought to how the heart of the city, which has already been weakened for years by the virus of online trade and the commercial areas on the greenfield, can beat faster again after Corona.
Some things are already crystallizing: 1. There will be no pedestrian zone in the long line for the foreseeable future, presumably not even a trial run, even if it could finally provide arguments to implement traffic calming or to bury it for years.
2. More parking spaces must be created on the edge of the old town, ideally in a multi-storey car park or parking deck.
There would be space for it at the old building yard.
3. The old town has to be more inviting - with more benches, play equipment, urban greenery and maybe one or the other water feature.
4. City marketing needs an even greater significance.
Until now, the busy and hardworking Günther Pech was busy with representing the city from trade fairs.
But after Corona, the internal view is even more important.
The city council and Mayor Max Gotz can (and should) now show that they are capable of acting.
There are two ways: Either the application from Erding now comes quickly to the city council.
Or, and that would be the better solution, an intergroup is formed that collects and bundles the ideas and forges a concept that is suitable for the majority.
The loud silence of the CSU is striking.
Doesn't she want to face the challenge?
Does she have any ideas?
Is she against it because others are for it?
Ironically, the largest parliamentary group in the city council does not show any creative will here.
That is a shame and strange.
Politically, it would be an oath of disclosure to wait for the new city manager and let him do it.
Let us remind you once again: it was Gotz who, before his first election in 2008, had the idea of a test run for a pedestrian zone and then never wanted to hear about it again.
Time is running out.
Because once the air base has been converted, there will not be much free capacity for other major projects.
This also applies to the Mayr-Wirt area.