Architect and spokesperson for the environmental committee Andrea Bonessa has reminded Milan mayor Beppe Sala that they are in a democracy.
Addressing the press (via Milan News), Bonessa expressed anger at the public debate that is taking place place on the potential demolition of the existing San Siro stadium so that AC Milan and Inter can build a new stadium in its place.
The architect suggested that the debate is not entirely transparent and bemoaned a lack of possible alternatives to a complete demolition.
“There is a need for a truly serious and transparent public debate that is not pre-packaged and that can also field alternatives to the demolition of the stadium, i.e. renovation, and bring to the citizens’ attention the entire real estate project on the areas of which the stadium is just the icing on the cake.”
Bonessa went on to suggest that the matter is being settled in an imperialistic manner and urged Sala to remember that they are living in a democracy.
“We would prefer to anticipate the timing and express this major concern to the citizens, we would like the law on public debate to be respected, all aspects and alternatives to the project must be made known.
“If the process is decided in an imperial way it is not good, I remind Sala that we are in a democracy and not an empire. We are waiting for the OK in a few days but the referendum is the last chance, a debate done well might even avoid getting there.”
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The two clubs have been growing very tired of how long the public debate is taking, as well as various other delays that are stopping them from getting into a new more financially lucrative stadium in the near future.