Milan: management of green spaces in MM and 200 hires
Management of the green heritage of Milan to MM: the resolution of the council must be submitted to the City Council and provides for the assignment to the public company for 25 years.
A note from Palazzo Marino explains: “Moving from the maintenance of the green to its management as a primary resource for improving environmental quality and fighting climate change, through a policy of involvement and participation of citizens. This is the objective with which the Council approved the guidelines for entrusting the management of the city’s green heritage to MM Spa, which must be submitted to the vote of the Municipal Council “.
“The quality and growth of public parks are central to the future of the city, which between now and 2030 will see the birth of at least 20 new large parks and will be the protagonist of ForestaMi – he declares Pierfrancesco Maran, Councilor for Urban Planning, Green and Agriculture – To strengthen these objectives, we think it is important to reintroduce a public management of the service through MM, which works in synergy with the other services provided – from the management of public buildings to water – and also has the ability to involve citizens and associations in the many projects that are growing in the city and that accompany new investments with an increase in maintenance activities. This must take place in the time necessary for a correct transition, therefore with a gradual path ”.
The award involves a start-up phase of the service with characteristics similar to those envisaged today by the global service contract in terms of performance, managed lengths and minimum guaranteed standards. We will then move on to a second scenario which provides, in addition, the pursuit of innovative objectives of enhancement and improvement of the quality of the city green, with energy redevelopment, circularity of materials and development of dedicated systems, in addition to the creation of green infrastructures. Management will have to be carried out according to a mainly “in make” model, through the acquisition of human and instrumental resources, the provision of a dedicated company structure and articulated controls for Municipalities. In particular, approximately 200 resources with specialized skills are expected to be hired, supported by an additional 50 seasonal operators for the management of peaks of activity linked to the summer season. The award will have a 25-year time horizon and provides for a fixed payment of 12.8 million euros per year for ordinary maintenance, and up to 3.5 million for extraordinary maintenance.
To this can be added a variable fee for a maximum amount of 320 thousand euros based on the performances recorded. Furthermore, the current approach aimed only at verifying compliance with the required standards will be overcome, with the application of a penalty mechanism in the event of total or partial non-compliance with the standards themselves. MM SpA will gradually take over the management of the municipal green assets, with a start-up phase in which the company will take over from the operator identified by the Municipality of Milan as a result of the “bridge tender” being awarded for the duration of one year.
De Pasquale: “Sala like Achille Lauro promises full hires”
The Forza Italia group leader in Palazzo Marino comments critically on the project Fabrizio De Pasquale: “The mayor Giuseppe Sala like a new Achille Lauro: he promises full hires three months before the elections. Carrying out the maintenance of the green directly means not only hiring new staff but also spending at least twenty million to acquire tractors and vehicles for Mm, which ‘other, he has no previous expertise in green. With the excuse of the green we are returning to the Municipality, an entrepreneur who gets into debt to do everything and badly “.