Status: 27/09/2023, 16:08 p.m.
By: Ingrid Zeilinger
The property is run by the government. © Weaver
The large refugee shelter at the Bruck Air Base will remain in place for another two years. The city council approved the extension. At the same time, it sends a clear signal: there will be no further extension.
Fürstenfeldbruck – Since 2018, the large accommodation at the air base has existed. As an initial reception facility, it is above all a transit station. The user agreement concluded at the time between the Ministry of the Interior, the district and the city expires at the end of the year. The Free State therefore asked for an extension including an increase from 1000 to 1100 places.
Camping in school parking lots
The seriousness of the situation was explained by District Administrator Thomas Karmasin, who had come to the Bruck city council especially for this purpose. Every 14 days, buses arrive with refugees who have to be accommodated by the district. "We are so exhausted with our accommodations that we have already arrived at tents."
Now that there is already one in Mammendorf, the next one is to be built in the parking lot of the district office. In addition, parking spaces at schools would be examined for their suitability for additional accommodation. The next step is to upgrade underground car parks. "We are happy for every person we accommodate under humane conditions at the air base." Whether 1000 or 1100 seats, the city council should decide.
Upper limit remains at 1000 people
The majority in the city council insisted on an upper limit of 1000 people. More is not tolerable for residents, staff and also the residents, said integration officer Willi Dräxler (BBV). Jeanne-Marie Sidani (CSU) called for good attention to be paid to the well-being of the population. At the same time, the people in the shelter must be employed so that there are not many conflicts.
Nevertheless, there is no alternative to the building on the air base. One had seen how the occupancy of the gym was, recalled Jan Halbauer (Greens). "This is not a state of affairs." Accommodating refugees in tents is just as inhumane, added Andreas Lohde (CSU).
Dräxler brought an increase in staff in the care into play. The federal government would finance two additional positions at 85 percent. Could the district contribute the rest? Karmasin gave little hope. The federal government has cut funding for migration work. And the county's consolidation commission is critical of all voluntary benefits.
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Extension remains one-time
The city council unanimously approved the one-time extension for two years. "But then it has to stop," demanded Markus Droth (FW). That will also be stated in the agreement.
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The accommodation does not yet affect the conversion of the air base. In two years – when the withdrawal of the Bundeswehr is approaching – it looks different, said town hall lawyer Christian Kieser. The urban planning competition is currently underway. "In the documents, the area is not shown as a dependance." This means that the government and the district now have two years to find other accommodation.
A burden on coexistence
At the beginning of the meeting, a citizen who wished to remain anonymous spoke up. He inquired when Mayor Christian Götz would ask the citizens for their approval of the extension of the agreement. This is because the accommodation impairs communal coexistence. Götz pointed out that it was a state institution. How are you supposed to ask citizens? "If you have something against the branch, you can set up a citizens' initiative, initiate a citizens' initiative and a referendum."
Free State to release biodrome area
The city of Fürstenfeldbruck hopes that the extension of the term of the asylum reception facility at the air base will bring movement into another story: In order to be able to build the planned biodrome on the former air base site between Maisach and Fürstenfeldbruck, the Free State must first release the necessary area.
Only then can the municipalities and investors enter into land negotiations. In a letter to Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann, Mayor Götz will point out that the city now expects the release declaration to be issued soon after its concessions. He is confident. "It is well known in the ministry that a give and take is a prerequisite."
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