There will be no public debate on San Siro despite requests, Italian media report
There will be no public debate on the demolition of the current San Siro stadium despite a request from the Greens for one, according to a report in Italian media today.
As has been reported by Corriere della Sera, the request for a public debate will not be accepted because the law on stadiums in Italy does not allow it, which means that the request has no legitimacy.
The debate should have been discussed at Monday’s city council meeting, but it will now not be on the agenda as the matter is considered over.
Local Greens leader Carlo Monguzzi understands the legal side of this news but believes the situation is political and will therefore be continued.
“We respect the technical advice, but the decision is political and the Council is moving forward by involving the citizens.
“We will move forward anyway and the Council can move forward notwithstanding regulations or technical advice. We will present alternatives to the technical details, but the bottom line is that it is about the democratic right to have a public debate.
“We are elected by citizens to serve the interests of citizens. The technique comes later. We are talking about the sacrosanct right of citizens to be heard. We will not back down an inch.
The question of what happens to the existing San Siro is the latest in a long series of discussions that must be held in order to move on to the construction of the new stadium.