Art. 45 questions: Security concerns about the PEC stadium and football related incidents

After remote controlled smokeboms went off in our local football stadium during the IJsselderby almost all political parties represented in the city council of Zwolle came together to ask the Mayor questions about the ongoing incidents surrounding the stadium and the club. GroenLinks, CDA, CU, D66, PvdD, PvdA, VOLT, VVD and SP asked the following questions:

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Fifth Theme debate: New year’s eve 22-23 and public toilets

My fifth theme debate on behalf of GroenLinks in the city council of Zwolle was a theme debate on municipal services and resident engagement. Together with my colleague Marloes we prepared the debate, I was responsible for a limited number of subjects subjects: (in Dutch):

  • Jaarverslag bezwaarschriftenbehandeling 2022
  • Verslag Klachtenbehandeling 2022
  • Ontwikkelingen jaarwisseling 2022-2023
  • Toilet aan de Potgietersingel
  • Voorgestelde wijze van afdoening motie minimumloon 14,- voor iedereen die (indirect) voor de gemeente werkt

Since talk time was limited to six minutes per political party, of course choices had to be made on what to talk about. You can watch the debate (in Dutch) below, or read my statement (in English) below the video.

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Debate round: participation ordinance

For this debate I had to replace my colleague Marloes. Because the national government introduced the new Omgevingswet , which goes into effect January first 2024, every municipality needs to have a participation ordinance. Zwolle developed this ordinance together with residents, interest groups and a committee on citizen participation. The municipality wants it to be used as a template for all participation organized in the city, not only the projects that fall under the omgevingswet.

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