The Frankfurt FDP adopts its local election program at its virtual party congress.
Thorsten Lieb sounded satisfied. The Frankfurt FDP met virtually for a little more than five hours on Saturday to adopt the local election program. “It was about one or the other detail, but no substantial changes,” said the district chairman of the Free Democrats on Sunday. Around 150 members had come together in advance to work out the program in the executive board and specialist committees in order to prevent heated debates in the application process. That was more or less successful after a few technical hurdles were overcome in the beginning.
The greatest need for speech and discussion was on the topics of transport and mobility. The amendment with the inclusion of the demand for Tempo 30 on the north bank of the Main was rejected with a vote. 33 were for, 33 against – with one abstention. When it came to charging stations for e-cars in public parking lots, Miriam Rosenwein argued that the facility alone would cost 11,000 euros and that “the energy supplier should be responsible for it and not the city”. The inclusion of the passage was nevertheless approved with a narrow majority of 35 to 29 votes.
More residential parking
Parking in the city also became controversial. Maria Christina Nimmerfroh called for “more ideas, because parking will be a top issue in the local elections” and in her amendment called for more residential parking. The former deputy chairman of the Frankfurt FDP and member of the local advisory council 2 had tabled most of the amendments. “Non-residents hardly have an opportunity to park their car,” said Nicola Beer. If she goes to see her father in Sachsenhausen, so the member of the European Parliament, it is hardly possible to find a parking space. The amendment was accepted – with the passage for more residential parking.
On another point, Beer demanded that cyclists should be held more accountable if they behaved “rude”. “That is almost never checked,” complained the former Hessian minister of education. After a short discussion, the word rowdy was deleted; the majority agreed with the content.
It got a bit heated when it came to security and order. The amendments to more decentralization of drug aid away from the station aid or the relocation of the police station to the main guard were all rejected.
“It is a future and design program,” summarized Thorsten Lieb. In the past five years a lot has been administered and postponed by the Roman coalition, the FDP now wants to change that.