City Association: Municipalities have to cut investments

Road construction, about dts
Road construction, about dts
Before the federal tax estimate expected for Thursday, the General Manager of the German Association of Cities, Helmut Dedy, called for concrete help for the municipalities beyond 2020.

“Because of the corona crisis, the municipalities will have to cut their investments significantly in 2021. But then the upswing begins to falter, ”said Dedy of the“ Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung ”.

And further: “Two thirds of the public construction investments in Germany come from us. Cities can prove to be anchors of stability in times of crisis. But that only works if the federal and state governments strengthen the municipalities' investment power. ”The City Council's general manager called it“ spot on ”that the Bundestag and Bundesrat want to adopt the agreed corona aid for the municipalities with a large majority. "But we will still have to struggle with the dramatic consequences of Corona in our households in 2021 and 2022," said Dedy. That is why the Association of Cities from the federal and state governments is calling for concrete commitments to help investments for the years 2021 and 2022. “The municipalities must be able to continue investing in schools, daycare centers and transport with all their might,” Dedy told the NOZ.