February 2019, Year XI, n. 2
You’ve got to be crazy…
Telos: Every time someone talks about the direct election of the Prime Minister, people use the very evocative expression “Mayor of Italy”.
So, is it true that a mayor has, in the administration of his or her own city, more power than the Prime Minister has today?
Giorgio Gori: More power, I really don’t think so: although in this government the figure of the Prime Minister seems to have been scaled down significantly compared to the past. Maybe mayors are closer to people and to the problems. It might also be easier for them to come up with solutions given how familiar mayors need to be with the context. But being mayor is anything but simple: just think that the former Mayor of Forlì Roberto Balzani wrote a book a few years ago on his experience in city administration and called it Five Years of Solitude ...more
Giorgio Gori, Mayor of Bergamo, is kicking off what we at PRIMOPIANOSCALAc hope will be a long series of interviews with Italian and foreign mayors.
We would like to start by thanking Mayor Gori, not just for his immediate willingness, but also for reminding us of two invaluable things that have contributed to helping us understand the role, tasks, commitment and essentially the life a Mayor, worthy of respect, leads ...more