The mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala, spoke today about his request for AC Milan and Inter to show the public the plans for a new stadium due to the importance of public participation, Italian media outlet FcInterNews reports.
“It is not an obligation, but I say that we are at a point where participation is valuable.”
He stressed the importance of public participation, though reiterated it’s not an obligation.
“We did it for the redevelopment of the former railway stations, for the Navigli and then I say it also in their interest. I haven’t seen the projects yet, but I think they will be interesting and that it is useful to show them to the public. Mine is an invitation, not an obligation.”
Sala then spoke about the suggestions to hold a referendum among the public and the fans to decide on the best project, similar to what happened in Cagliari.
“I would not put it on the level of a referendum but on participation in general, because it is clear that politicians and teams must decide, but the citizens living in the area should also be able to make important suggestions.”
Finally, Sala spoke about his upcoming meeting with the representatives from Inter and AC Milan.
“We have not yet set the exact day but certainly we will see each other shortly, also because it seems to me that the topic is becoming very hot.”