Bonn MP reminded fruitless infighting Bonn Bundestag Stephan Eisel criticised Jurgen Nimptsch: cooperation established strength of the region. Hear from experts in the field like closets for a more varied view. With an appeal for stronger regional cooperation Bonn Bundestag delegate Stephan Eisel reminiscent of the 40th anniversary of the municipal reform of 1969: “40 years there is now the county-level city of Bonn in the then newly-formed Rhein-Sieg-Kreis. We are dependent on each other and together strong. Also the citizens do not want that municipal boundaries affecting their everyday lives. It was right that the territorial reform has overcome the then fragmentation. Now we’ve grown together.” The associated with the so-called Bonn law municipal reform on 1 August 1969 the new Rhein-Sieg district was formed and the district-free city by the amalgamation of the Bonn of district of with the victory circle Bonn.
The needs of the area of Bonn as the capital region in a special way have been taken into account. With the very controversial amalgamation of the formerly independent Towns of Bad Godesberg and Beuel as well as the villages Holzlar, Hoholz, Oberkassel, Ippendorf, Rottgen, Lessenich/Messdorf, Buschdorf, and Leng Village and Duisdorf doubled the population of Bonn. Eisel was a reminder that the shock of the Berlin decision has particularly welded together the region: “sometimes I have the impression that now more municipal egoism dominate. We can’t afford that.” Eisel criticised in this context newspaper ads of the SPD-OB candidate, which previously warned of the Rhein-Sieg district, wants to take over our Bonn”:”such platitudes or slogans such as by Mr. Nimptsch “Bonn is ours” reminiscent of fatal the fruitless trench warfare of the 1960s between Bonn and Bad Godesberg and Beuel. In the hard competition of the regions we Bonn need our neighbours as friends and not as enemies. Who plays instead of friend enemy images, not suitable as Bonn Mayor.”