It's actually an offer that municipalities are usually happy about: Miesbach has the opportunity to be a station on this year's BR bike tour.
But the event has a catch.
The district town has to make a financial contribution for this – money that Miesbach doesn't have.
Miesbach – Since 1990, Bayerischer Rundfunk has been organizing its BR bike tour at the beginning of the summer holidays, which runs through the entire state.
For this year Miesbach could be on the track.
The tour runs from July 29th to August 5th, and Miesbach would be scheduled for the night of July 2nd/3rd.
scheduled for August.
This framework plan was presented to the city in mid-December.
1000 participants are expected, they are all to be accommodated free of charge in gymnasiums, ice rinks and classrooms - breakfast included, with the guests paying for themselves.
Support from the building yard, fire brigade and technical relief organization (THW) is also required.
In addition, there are around 250 people as accompanying personnel.
The city should recommend accommodation for them – the BR takes over the costs.
But that doesn't cover the funding.
High contribution expected from the city
As Mayor Gerhard Braunmiller (CSU) now reported to the City Council, the city is expected to make a financial contribution "as an important milestone".
According to BR, the costs for municipalities amount to 20,000 to 70,000 euros from the experience of the past few years - without personnel costs for the building yard & Co. Money that the city does not have.
From the point of view of city marketing, the event is definitely to be welcomed.
Such a major event would lead to the expectation of a large increase in tourists who could be attracted in the long term.
The aim would be to “focus on the economy and clubs” in order to “create a great sense of togetherness”, according to the draft resolution.
"City can't afford the BR bike tour"
But budget law thwarts this calculation.
As reported, the city will not make any additions from the administrative budget to the property budget this year.
Rather, the administrative budget has a shortfall of 400,000 euros, which must be compensated from the asset budget.
The conclusion of the administration: "The city cannot afford to carry out the BR bike tour as a new voluntary task." Especially since the Treasury assumes that the costs will significantly exceed the estimates.
It is therefore assumed that the deficit in the administrative budget would increase by a further 80,000 euros.
Rather, the city needs every euro to be able to modernize its outdoor pool.
"It's crazy what's going on there"
Kick van Walbeek (Greens), who is involved in AK Rad, doubted whether the financial outlay would really be that high.
The economic added value, on the other hand, would probably be around 200,000 euros.
Markus Seemüller (FWG) also regretted the predicament: "It's crazy what's going on there.
That is a huge advertising effect.” Under no circumstances should the city decide negatively – “that would be deadly”.
It needs a positive wording.
"Gymnasiums are full of refugees"
His parliamentary colleague Florian Ruml pointed out that the advertising effect would also be great for the district.
"Couldn't the regional development REO sponsor that?" he asked.
Third mayor Franz Mayer (CSU) referred to another obstacle: "Our gyms are full of refugees.
That is currently not possible.” Manfred Burger (Greens) suggested that participation at a later date would be conceivable.
Against the votes of Mayer and Paul Fertl (SPD), the city council agreed with the proposal that they would like to take part, but could not for financial reasons - unless BR would take over all the costs.
The sender's response remains to be seen.