"We believe that it is essential to maintain the game in an appropriate environment, even during the transitional period." Jan saeger, head of corporate communications at brose fahrzeugteile, puts it clearly. The reason for this is a proposal by the CSU/JC, PWC, SBC and FDP city councillor hans-heinrich eidt to continue to cap the costs for an interim stage. In december 2016, the city council decided that the interim budget should not exceed six million euros.
But apparently more money is needed. How much, the city may not say because of the ongoing proceedings. From "eight to ten million is in the urgent motion, demanding not to increase the amount in any case. If a tent is not accepted as an alternative venue, then the theater should play at alternate locations, it says.
"The coburg state theater is a beacon in the cultural landscape of northern bavaria beyond the city limits and at least forms a counterpoint to the extensive cultural offerings in the cultural heritage city of bamberg, for example", it says in the brose statement.
Coburg also receives above-average tax revenues. The state theater also receives substantial financial support from the state due to the state treaty. The state of bavaria has also agreed to finance 75 percent of the interim match costs "regardless of the actual costs".
The text concludes with the urgent appeal: "i therefore ask you, on behalf of the brose company, to support the concept presented to the city council by mayor tessmer and to stand up for an appropriate interim status for the landestheater."
Here the statement in the wording:
"Dear members of the coburg city council, we are following the discussion about the transitional stage of the landestheater that has arisen as a result of the urgent motion by the CSU/JC, FDP, SBC and pro coburg with great interest – and with concern for coburg as a cultural and business location. I am therefore addressing you on behalf of the brose company.
We consider it essential to maintain the game in appropriate premises, even during a transitional period.
In our efforts to recruit qualified and demanding employees for brose, we are facing intense competition. The quality of life at our sites plays an important role here, in addition to the direct occupational aspects. The coburg state theater is a beacon of light in the cultural landscape of northern bavaria beyond the city limits and at least forms a contrast to the extensive cultural offerings in the world heritage city of bamberg, for example, with the bamberg symphony orchestra and the eta hoffmann theater.
Coburg generates above-average tax revenues compared to other cities in bavaria. The state theater receives substantial financial support on the basis of a state contract. And even during the necessary renovation work
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the financing of an interim stage contributes significantly, regardless of the actual costs. From our point of view, it is therefore incomprehensible to question the city's commitment to the continuation of such an important cultural offering.
We think that a suitable transitional playground, designed for the entire transitional period, is absolutely necessary. To move the state theater from provisional to provisional or to close it completely for the interim period, as has been discussed in some quarters, would in our view mean the end of this institution, which is so important for the city, its people and its companies. Thus coburg was deprived of one of its few strong points in competition with other cities.
I therefore ask you, on behalf of the brose company, to support the concept presented to the city council by mayor tessmer and to stand up for an appropriate interim status for the landestheater."