With the arrival of the hot season, the mayor of Garlasco, Simone Molinari, renewing what his predecessor Pietro Farina had already done, issued an ordinance to prohibit certain squares and meeting areas of the city from parking groups of people. Some points in the past had often become the scene of noises and in some more serious cases even of fights, given the proximity of pubs and night clubs. A malpractice that had often associated Garlasco with the term malamovida. Squares and meeting areas for teenagers and young people will therefore be closed with an order of immediate execution, also extended to other areas of the city where there have been episodes of disturbance to the public peace.
The main reason is “to protect the rest of the residents of piazza Unità d’Italia, piazza Vittoria, piazzale Europa, the tree-lined area of via Mulino, largo 1 Maggio, via Reale, via Alagna and the surrounding areas”. Those who live in that part of the country have repeatedly expressed complaints and compiled detailed complaints, in some cases even real complaints at the carabinieri station.
“There will be a ban on parking, on foot or on parked vehicles, in the areas indicated in the ordinance until 1 October, every day from midnight to 7 in the morning – explains the councilor for safety, Riccardo Tosi – . Anyone who disregards these indications is liable to a fine of 100 euros. Obviously, cars can be parked and pedestrians can pass through the indicated areas. However, it will not be possible to stop creating gatherings, above all for a matter of public order ».
At the same time, checks at night clubs will continue. “Compared to last year – adds the commissioner – we have not issued orders regulating the closure of pubs. We know that many merchants affected by the pandemic need to work. We ask for their collaboration to avoid disturbing episodes of public peace ».
Public parks and other city areas should also be monitored. “For checks – concludes Tosi – we rely on the police and cameras.”
The ordinance does not agree with the minority. “I do not think the ordinances are the solution to the problem – comments Enzo Rossato, director of” Garlasco Civica “-. This administration must promote targeted interventions with all law enforcement agencies, ie police, carabinieri, financial police, local police, civic observers. It must not only repress it, but also preventive initiatives, involving, as we did when I was councilor for the local police, also firefighters and Croce Garlaschese ». –