Once again the people of Zurich hit the polling stations and a massive issue is at stake in this referendum. Thankfully Switzerland direct democracy has returned to an almost normal cycle after delays in voting caused by covid so this Sundays referendum only has four items on the ballot. (Phew.) But…one of them is a biggie and, while i try to be impartial on these referenda, i am abandoning it in this case.
Marriage for all.
On Sunday the people of Switzerland vote to end the inequalities between same sex couples and heterosexual couples and allow marriages for all. A yes vote would allow same sex couples to marry (they can only enter into civil partnerships at the moment,) and give them equality in the eyes of the law including in issues of naturalisation, reproduction and adoption. What do i think? Of course we should allow this. About time too!
Taxes for some.
Fondue, skiing and taxes. What could be more Swiss than that? The 99% initiative calls for an increase in taxation on capital income (from shares, rental property and interest,) which would offset a decrease in income tax for lower paid employees. The initiative the brainchild of the «Jungendsozialist,» or JUSO and seems unlikely to succeed. It’s a pretty complicated issue so if you want to find out more click here.
A Cable Car For Zurich?
The first city initiative is opposed to two construction projects, both of which are in the Wollishofen area of the city. The first is a cable car to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Zürcher Kantonal Bank (ZKB) and the construction of a 25 metre high building nearby. The Besonnungs Initiative argues that lakeside space should be protected and that large buildings would cast shadows over recreational areas. The AL and the Greens say this is a good idea. Everyone else thinks the opposite.
Fire and Medical
The city need approval for a 107 million franc fire and medical centre for the Oerlikon area of the city. Unsurprisingly this is pretty uncontroversial and is almost certain to pass.
I've told you before but another warning can't hurt. Fraudsters are active on all housing platforms in Switzerland. Also on my pages. Unfortunately, I can't guarantee that all offers are genuine. I do my best to blacklist any i catch but
2. Return To Sender
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3. Simon Says...
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1. Nature Photography
Images far from urban life
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3. Zurich Photo Trip
1. Casa nostrana
Albisstrasse 25, 8038 Zürich
2. Lucky Dumpling: Authentic Chinese
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Looking for the girl with broken left leg reading book in Zurich Letten.
I meet her on Saturday 19 Jun 2021 around 9pm.
She broke a leg some weeks ago and she had an operation about two weeks ago.
Blue (pretty) eyes.
She was reading a book and we spoke briefly.
She is from Germany.
If you see her please tell her that I would love to talk to her again.
Auf der Suche nach dem Mädchen mit gebrochenem linken Bein Lesebuch in Zürich Letten.
Ich treffe sie am Samstag den 19.06.2021 gegen 21:00 Uhr.
Blaue (hübsche) Augen.
Sie hat sich vor einigen Wochen ein Bein gebrochen und wurde vor etwa zwei Wochen operiert.
Sie las ein Buch und wir unterhielten uns kurz.
Sie kommt ursprünglich aus Deutschland.
Wenn Sie sie sehen, sagen Sie ihr bitte, dass ich gerne wieder mit ihr sprechen würde.