The KPÖ parliamentary group in the Linz municipal council looks back on an “interesting and revealing” year. In the municipal elections in September 2021, the KPÖ created a second mandate and has since been a parliamentary group with the right to submit motions. In nine meetings, Gerlinde Grünn and Michael Schmida submitted more than 20 motions and inquiries. Some of these found a majority, such as those on increasing the heating subsidy, more seating in the city, calming traffic in the city center and improving parking spaces for e-scooters.
“We can provide impetus”
“As a small faction, we can give impetus and bring issues to the municipal council that would otherwise be overlooked. The concerns of the little people are particularly important to me – whether it’s cost-of-living compensation or free meals in childcare facilities for low-income families,” says parliamentary chairwoman Grünn. The KPÖ has also revived the until then rarely used instrument of the current hour. Inflation was discussed in June. The SPÖ used the instrument in the October municipal council to discuss the accommodation of asylum seekers.