Due to the corona pandemic, the Krailling community does not currently want to hold a citizens' meeting.
Instead, Mayor Haux is offering an online information evening.
This is met with heavy criticism - especially among seniors.
- Due to the corona pandemic, a citizens' meeting is currently "unfortunately still not feasible", writes the Krailling community in the announcement for the information evening tomorrow, Wednesday, September 22nd.
The board of the "Citizens' Initiative Krailling for the Preservation and Improvement of the Quality of Life" (BIK) does not consider this to be valid.
"The reason that the pandemic is preventing a citizens' meeting is implausible," says a letter from BIK to Mayor Rudolph Haux.
Other municipalities such as Gauting see themselves quite capable of doing this.
The municipality, including the districts, has organized a total of four citizens' meetings in autumn, albeit with a limited number of participants.
No applications possible
An online evening with questions previously submitted by email is better than no information at all, emphasizes BIK chairman Konrad Kraft, but this is not a substitute for a citizens' meeting.
With this format, neither spontaneous nor even requests from the citizens are possible.
After the last citizens' meeting took place in February 2020, the Kraillingern urgently needed information.
BIK cites the design of the town center, in particular Paulhanplatz, the renovation of the primary school and the current financial situation of the community in the Corona crisis as examples of topics at a citizens' meeting.
The BIK also points out that older people are often unfamiliar with online events and that some do not even have an internet-enabled device.
It is therefore not possible for them to take part in Question Time.
Karin Wolf, chairwoman of the Kraillinger Senior Citizens' Advisory Board, also criticizes this: “The mayor has to come up with something.” There is considerable headwind from senior citizens, who make up a large percentage of the Kraillinger population.
Wolf reports that she has already been approached from many sides.
The online information evening
the Krailling community starts tomorrow, Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The link can be found on the community's homepage.