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The city council gives the green light for the third shopping Sunday per year in downtown Freising

2022-05-15T05:07:25.817Z

The city council gives the green light for the third shopping Sunday per year in downtown Freising Created: 05/15/2022, 07:00 By: Andreas Beschorner A magnet for visitors: A third shopping Sunday per year should benefit the retail trade in downtown Freising. © Michaelek Freising gets a third shopping Sunday per year. That's what the city council decided - despite a number of skeptical voices.



The city council gives the green light for the third shopping Sunday per year in downtown Freising

Created: 05/15/2022, 07:00

By: Andreas Beschorner

A magnet for visitors: A third shopping Sunday per year should benefit the retail trade in downtown Freising.

© Michaelek

Freising gets a third shopping Sunday per year.

That's what the city council decided - despite a number of skeptical voices.

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– In the future, citizens will be able to go shopping in the city center of Freising on three Sundays a year.

The city council decided on Thursday and thus overturned the recommendation decision of the finance committee.

After the deliberations in the committee, it should have stayed with the previous two shopping Sundays for Palmdult and Kirchweihdult.

Hanna Sammüller-Gradl, head of the legal department of the city of Freising, explained the initial situation: An FDP application had aimed to enable the legally possible four Sunday shopping days in the city area by statute to strengthen retail.

Three variants were up for vote

The administration now presented three options to the city council: Either you leave it at the previous two Sundays ("2+0"), or you allow three shopping Sundays in the city center plus one more in the Steincenter or at the Schlüterhallen or in the Clemensänger ( "3+1").

Or – and this “golden mean” was suggested by the administration – one should allow one more shopping Sunday in the city center, which of course would have to be linked to a special event, such as Rose Day (“3+0”).

Eva Bönig (Greens) ultimately did not prevail with her criticism.

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Applicant Jens Barschdorf (FDP) spoke out in favor of the “3+1” variant.

He got a strong headwind from Eva Bönig (Greens).

"Sunday rest is regulated by law, Mr. Barschdorf," she said, prophesying that more than two shopping Sundays would be "the gradual beginning of the abolition of Sunday rest."

Here, with "sham arguments" on the back, a "neoliberal policy" is being made, especially by female employees in retail.

And: "Consumption is not everything."

The decision is intended to strengthen the inner city

Guido Hoyer (Linke) and Emilia Kirner (ÖDP) took the same horn - i.e. for "2+0" -: Hoyer said "3+1" was at least consistent, but the "3+0" rule distinguished retailers first and second class.

Even with a view to 52 Saturday shopping days, Hoyer saw no need for an expansion: "2+0" - that was a decades-long tradition.

"It stays that way.

Period.” And Peter Warlimont (SPD) also did not see the economic benefit of an expansion as being so great that retail workers would have to be expected to work a Sunday for it.

(By the way: everything from the region is now also available in our regular Freising newsletter.)

Reinhard Fiedler (FSM) advocated the management proposal "3+0".

No wonder, since he brought this compromise to the finance committee.

Since he has been on the city council, it has always been about strengthening the city center.

A third shopping Sunday is a small but important building block.

While his "3+0" proposal in the finance committee narrowly failed with 6:7 votes, he now received a narrow 18:16 majority in the city council.

The “3+1” variant had previously been rejected by 1:33 votes, and the “2+0” variant, which was still decided by the finance committee, was then no longer voted on at all.

Source: merkur

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