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2021-11-28T12:59:35.989Z

The coalition negotiations between the SPD, the Greens and the FDP are over - successfully. But what does the Ampel coalition agreement mean for Munich?



The coalition negotiations between the SPD, the Greens and the FDP are over - successfully.

But what does the Ampel coalition agreement mean for Munich?

Munich - rents, housing, transport, climate protection, digitization, finance, social affairs: the coalition agreement of the future traffic light federal government is in place.

What are the SPD, Greens and FDP doing for Munich?

Is what the federal government is planning enough to cope with the problems in the Bavarian capital?

We asked around.

Mayor Dieter Reiter, for example, missed a social land law, Mayor Katrin Habenschaden criticized the plans for housing and transport that they were not ambitious enough.

On the other hand, she is satisfied with the climate protection program.

CSU boss Manuel Pretzl complains about a lack of funding concept.

What is the traffic light for Munich?

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Traffic light coalition: consequences for living in Munich

Mayor Reiter sees it as an important indication that there should be a separate Ministry for Building and Housing in the future.

The federal government has recognized the importance of housing construction.

It is unclear how much tenant protection can succeed in the constellation with the FDP.

“However, important framework conditions are addressed in the coalition paper, for example lowering the cap to eleven percent.” What Reiter lacks is a social land law.

"Even my proposal for the so-called common good apartment, which I have still to offer, in order to be able to lower the rent for existing apartments, is unfortunately not in the coalition agreement."


What is changing in terms of climate protection?

"The agreements on the major Munich issues of housing and transport are not as ambitious as I would have liked," says Mayor Katrin Habenschaden (Greens).

The massive expansion of renewable energies at the federal level will give Munich a solar roof offensive and also stimulate the economy.

"That is fantastic and gives us a tailwind on the way to a climate-neutral Munich by 2035." The coalition agreement promises the great departure that the country urgently needs.

“But now the first thing to do is to cope with the corona crisis.

That must be the most important goal of the new government in the short term. "

New coalition: importance for Munich's digitization

"It is a very good thing that public software should also be made public in the future, keywords: open source, public money, public code," says the IT spokeswoman for the Greens in the city council, Judith Greif.

In addition, it is gratifying that the so-called hacker paragraph is being deleted.

The already criminalizes the possession of software, which in principle would be suitable for illegal actions, but which is also used by computer scientists for very legitimate work.

"It is also very welcome that greater attention is being paid to data protection," says Greif.

"Everything that is developed in Germany should be subjected to more stringent controls in the future."


New coalition agreement: traffic

The coalition agreement addresses key challenges for the future of local transport, says MVG boss Ingo Wortmann.

“The increase in the number of passengers in local public transport is to be rated as a central concern.

To this end, the government would like to discuss an expansion and modernization pact with the federal states and municipalities and increase funding. "

It is also gratifying that there should be another corona rescue package for pandemic-related loss of income in 2022.

It is also positive that the planning and approval procedures are to be modernized, reduced in bureaucracy and digitized.

This enables faster building.


Social issues in the traffic light coalition

Many demands of the social department are taken up in the coalition agreement, says speaker Dorothee Schiwy.

For example, the increase in the minimum wage, the safeguarding of the pension level at 48 percent, the maintenance of the retirement age, the introduction of basic child benefits, the planned reform of SGB II, the extension of the rent brake and the fundamental change in direction in the area of ​​integration policy.

“In some areas, however, the plans are not sufficient, for example in the area of ​​care.

In some cases, the plans can only be finally assessed when the specific draft laws for the respective projects are available. "


What about the finances?

From the point of view of the CSU city council group, the coalition agreement has many weaknesses in terms of financing, says parliamentary group leader Manuel Pretzl.

“To a large extent constructive, but unclear on many financing issues.

This is the best way to describe the submitted traffic light coalition agreement. "

Almost nowhere in the paper is it specifically stated how formulated goals, such as housing construction, the expansion of renewable energies or the increase in the minimum wage, are to be achieved.

"The new traffic light government must be measured by what is in the coalition agreement that has been submitted and what will ultimately be implemented," says CSU boss Pretzl.

(ska)

Source: merkur

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