Alexander schulz is now officially a CSU candidate for next year’s mayoral election. At the nomination meeting, all 25 members present voted for the well-known hochstadt city and district councilor. After running for office in 2014, this is schulz’s second attempt in the race for the chair at hochstadt’s town hall. However, the chances got better with each period, said michael schwagerl.
"Let’s do it!", schwagerl motivated his party friends. Schwagerl received a long round of applause after his speech.
The speakers at the meeting did not hold back with their opinions about the city’s policies. Hochstadt deserved a change after 24 years, was the general tenor. For the freshly nominated mayoral candidate, this is "about a real change and not just about the change of a person". It is "time for a new beginning, for breaking up encrusted structures".
Schulz can be sure of the support of his fellow party members. District administrator alexander tritthart, who is also deputy chairman of the CSU district, was pleased about alexander schulz’s candidacy, knowing full well that the candidate and the entire local association have a lot to look forward to.
However, the local association had to do without some of its pillars for the nomination process. Ute salzner, district, county and city councillor, wrote to schulz with good wishes for the future. Salzner humorously pointed out that the name schulz is derived from schultheib, which per se corresponds to the status of a burgermeister.
"Choose the original right away"
Dominik geyer, hochstadt’s JU chairman, called for environmental and digitalization issues in current city politics. Bluhstreifen like in erlangen or a burger app like in the municipality of mohrendorf with its 5,000 inhabitants also had to be possible in hochstadt. On the subject of "bloodstripe A CSU motion has been on the table for six months, but has not yet been dealt with by the city council, alexander schulz noted.
That "many CSU ideas in the areas of sustainability, housing, and business development finally get off the ground" in the city council, schwagerl stated. Then you "have to choose the original and not the copy", found schulz.
That the desired change is "not a sprint, but a marathon" everyone must be aware of this, emphasized schwagerl. Alexander schulz has a strong character, the necessary stamina, he is rooted in his hometown and is "an absolutely honest man, what is still a good seal of approval in local politics. "He is one of us, he knows the city," schwagerl said and he has a keen eye for what people need.
Schulz himself thought long and hard before taking this step, talked a lot with my wife and friends, and received a lot of encouragement and support. During the 2014 election campaign, he went from house to house "to find out where people’s shoes are on fire".
He recalled that much of the infrastructure – such as the outdoor pool, the indoor swimming pool, the ice rink, the elementary school – bears the signature of CSU burgermeisters.
The fact that "a lot has happened" at the ara gerald brehm, schulz would not deny. But if brehm is now to deal with the "topfla", it will be a big problem or the "zwetschger he is a "completely honest skin", these are private.
On the other hand, the "redevelopment backlog" is a problem in tram construction more than clear. As an example, schulz mentioned the steinwegstrabe, whose renovation – due to the wait-and-see attitude – cost the city around 2.5 million euros. If the CSU motion was followed, the state would have to pay the "costs for projects that have already been started" taken over. The fact that "water dripped through the roof and was collected in buckets" at the new year’s reception in the aischtalhalle must be known to everyone, found schulz simply shameful.
Medium-sized companies in the spotlight
Another reason for criticism is that the number of residents in the city increased by only 272 between 2000 and 2018, despite the large number of new construction areas. Otherwise we’ll end up with ghost towns, but the infrastructure will still have to be maintained". In the case of industrial sites, the settlement of medium-sized companies that create jobs must have priority "so that we do not develop into a logistics center with ten employees on one hectare of flat land".