|Martin Horn in front of that Conveted Object of Desire (©dpa)|
Yesterday morning Elisabeth and Red Baron went to the Walter Eucken school building to cast our votes. The hand-painted poster* that we saw on the way was spelling trouble. Tenants and expensive rents are the Achilles’ heel of Freiburg’s administration. To a great extent, the authorities are helpless that the city’s high attractiveness goes along with scarce housing space and ever climbing rents.
*No tenant will vote for Salomon
At his rather muted election party, Salomon reacted, “There is a great deal of dissatisfaction with urban development. Many people know that Freiburg needs to grow, but they do not like it.” He continued his analysis, “For many citizens, the first vote was just a stance election. Now it will depend on how the political field is sorted,” and finished optimistically, “In the first ballot I got a shot in front of the bow, in the second ballot one will choose correctly.”
Correctly? From your lips to the voters’ ears.