August 2021, Year XIII, n. 8
The Writer Mayor
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 Mayors have, in the administration of their own city, more power than the Prime Minister has today?
Giuseppe Falcomatà: Unfortunately, that’s not how it is. Yes, it’s true, in these years mayors have become a very popular model, but today they are also on the frontlines in dealing with the country’s problems, frustrations and the difficulties of citizens, especially in the most critical historical period Italy has ever known and lived through from the post-war era on ...more
In this issue of PRIMOPIANOSCALAc we will be interviewing another Mayor, and a special one. Why is he special? He is on his second term, young (even by non-Italian standards), a professional, a writer and the son of a mayor. We are talking about the Mayor of Reggio Calabria, Giuseppe Falcomatà, a clear exception to what, for the last few years, seems to be the rule: Being Mayor is the best job in the world that no one wants to do anymore but which former Milan Mayor Gabriele Albertini defined as “a conscious kidnapping” ...more