Posted on June 11, 2022
Important points would have been discussed in the provincial council convened for the morning of Saturday 11 June, including the agreement with the regional agency Asset aimed at creating the Regional 8 and the new regulation for projects subjected to environmental impact assessment.
Yet, having ascertained the absence of President Giovanni Gugliotti, the six members of the center left decided to abandon the Salone degli Stemmi, making the quorum no longer and consequently risking leaving the Province at the mercy of the waves, until the deadline. natural of his natural mandate scheduled for next October.
Gugliotti, absent for reasons of opportunity linked to the expiry of his office as mayor of Castellaneta, had delegated the leadership of the provincial administration to the Vice President Alfredo Longo, who in the past few days had called a pre-council meeting aimed at share with each counselor all the points under discussion.
A meeting, among other things, requested in the previous Provincial Council, but deserted by the very same applicants, the councilors of the Terra Ionica 2050 group. The same, in today’s session, have done worse, making political interests prevail over the good of the territory .
Leaving the classroom, despite the availability of the vice-president to withdraw for the second time the new regulation for environmental authorizations as well as the Single Programming Document (DUP), following a new address note from the President, the Terra Ionica 2050 group has in fact compromised the construction of Regional 8, an important road axis on the eastern side of the province of Taranto, and prejudiced the entire administrative activity of the body which, shortly, without the approval of the budget will not be able to carry out its government action.
An irresponsible and unjustified gesture, which risks compromising the near future of the Ionian territory: the Province, in fact, a second-level body, is not by its nature founded on the political opposition between the majority and the opposition and does not provide for a commissioner.
“Political interest must never lead to the irresponsibility of individuals, because the consequences, unfortunately, would be the citizens of the province of Taranto” declared the vice president Alfredo Longo.
«For these reasons – added Longo – I hope that today’s episode, albeit incomprehensible, is only an isolated case and that the path of dialogue will be resumed immediately. I am not used to making politics on the skin of others and as future regent of our Province I will do everything to ensure that we continue to work in the exclusive interest of the territory ». (Press release)