They accuse the mayor of stubborn power politics and a lack of transparency.
Willi had come under fire because of a control office report on his personnel policy. But he wants to stay in office. He does not understand the accusation of a lack of transparency. “We have never had as many internal meetings as in this period.”
Now the “free play of forces” that prevails in Innsbruck is one facet richer, he said. “I reflect every day, I have a very critical wife and a critical club. Nobody has to worry that I won’t question myself critically.”
Critical control office report
The trigger for the most recent trench warfare, which could also lead to new elections, was a control office report. Among other things, high allowances, special treatment and contracts for individual employees in Willis’ environment were criticized. Especially Willis preferential treatment of the Innsbruck head of human resources was criticized. Willi forestalled her foreseeable dismissal by the city senate by dissolving the office and creating a “Personnel Management” department that reports directly to him. The HR manager, who had come under criticism, was appointed head of the staff unit.
Most recently, a new election was debated in Innsbruck, the city will not vote until 2024. In the December municipal council there will be an application from Neos. However, a majority is questionable.