Is Venice Worth Saving ?
The mayor of Venice is opposing Mose -- the barriers designed to prevent the flooding of Venice -- because it will cause environmental damage.
Just who is he the mayor of? The fish who swim in the lagoon, or the people of Venice?
According to the article:
But it wasn't until 1966, when a super high-tide swamped the city, destroying the homes of some 5,000 people, that Venice's elders decided to take action.
I would hate to be one of those 5,000 people hearing the mayor choosing environmental concerns over their homes.