Messina and its subsidiaries. From Aldo Moro Park to the water crisis: here’s what’s wrong


By John

DeLuca he dedicated the first part of his speech to the analysis of the European vote in the city and in comparison with the policies of two years ago («the only homogeneous ones compared to this round»). He underlines a decline of “only” 5.6 points compared to two years before on the average of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, trying to lighten the weight of the defeat beyond the Strait where he expected to be at 2.5 or 3%. Instead his “team” of symbols stopped at 1.30.

But it is on the analysis of recent events in the city that everyone’s attention grows. «I couldn’t digest what happened at Aldo Moro park – he says – If certain actions are done late it is noticeable». The reference does not seem to be to the most recent seizure but to the case of the drying up of the lawn and those being called into question are Amam and Messina Services.

«From this I expect the achievement of the objective of 65% of waste separation. And at this rate of growth we won’t get there before the end of the mandate. The green? It must be valorised and management must be made economically advantageous. Commercial activities can be opened with additional services to citizens.” Another recent reference is linked to the water crisis. «I wonder if everything has been done to avoid these reductions in supply and above all to justify that we are not yet close to having 24-hour water throughout the city. There are contingent facts such as the crisis across the island and the lack of funding for Amam which has several projects. But how much is attributable to external factors and how much to internal factors? We want to find out this.”

At ATM, De Luca recalls the mission of becoming a full-fledged mobility agency, arriving, now that it is reorganized, to manage road maintenance and signage, to give two examples. And then there is Messina Social City. “It had to complete the stabilization of employees and we will see at what point it is. But it must also introduce and test new services with the participation of the user to create economy. You can’t do everything with extra-budgetary funds without looking to the next 5 years when they may no longer exist.”