Klaus Wowereit, Mayor of Berlin

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How good is Mayor Klaus Wowereit?
Mayor of Berlin, Germany

City Mayors invites its readers to assess the performance in office of Klaus Wowereit, Mayor of Berlin. Please rate his overall performance by awarding him marks out of ten. '1' signifies an extremely poor performance, while '10' would rate his performance as outstanding. Please also provide details of what in your opinion are the mayor’s best and worst decisions.

Over time, Mayor Monitor will provide a valuable track record of the mayor's successes and failures as well as his popularity among residents and a wider public. The results will be published on the City Mayors website and updated regularly.

Please assess Mayor Wowereit not more than once a month. In order to eliminate multiple submissions and/or fraudulent as well as organised rating by political friends and foes of the mayor, all submissions are processed manually and, if deemed questionable, cross-checked. Thank you for participating. How good is Mayor Wowereit? You decide!

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Thumbs up:
• Marion B (Berlin): Klaus Wowereit prepared Berlins readyness for globalization not by neoliberal ideas but by openess, participartory processes, together with Harald Wolf, 2nd Mayor, by making Berlin more popular for visitors, guests, tourist and investors from all over the world
- strengthened minorities rights, focused on human rights implementation and supported a policy for integration
• Uzi L (Outside Germany): i do not know anthying specific - i have come back from a 4 night stay in berlin.the city is open-breathes freedom has realtively inexpensive and passenger friendly public tansportation - that really exists to serve the public.the city has enormous cultural events and points of interest on offer - not to mention sites of historical interest. restaurants are not greedy cash guzzlers and the food and service are good. I am definitely planning at least another visit to Berlin.
• BerlinPeter (Berlin): While I don't agree with all of Mayor Wowereit's decision, he is the best man to represent a new generation of Berliners.

• Jean C (Outside Germany): The Mayor of Berlin has given many gay people the courage to come out and be proud of their sexuality.
• Werner G (Outside Berlin): Klaus Wowereit has done a lot for the city's image and made the city again a metropolis where all are welcome. The city of Berlin is cultural at the top! I wish The Major all the best and continued success.

Thumbs down:
• Mugwanya (Outside Germany): He needs to improve Berlin's schools
• Peter (Berlin): He doesn't really seem to be there - or care - or have any real vision for the city. The great opportunity of having the immense former airport of Tempelhof (and soon Tegel) standing empty- nothing. Development of the riverfront vs preservation of its wild banks (with clkubs, galleries etc), schools, integration policies, the ongoing chaos with Deutsche Bahn owned S-Bahn transport- not much heard from Mr Wowereit. And with no political action to speak of, even his early likeability has given way to an odd mix of arrogance, boredom and provinciality.
• Anon (Berlin): Has chosen himself as Deputy for Culture/
• Ofra S (Outside Germany): I visited Bebelplatz on July 4th to see the memoriak for jews made by the Jewish - Israeli artist Micha Ulman. There was a huge tent all over the place Fashion Week .They didn't allow people to see the memorial place as it was right under the stage of the show.
Coming back I spoke to the artist who was noticed about the event but was very upset to hear that nobody could reach the memorial place . He understood that the show will be near the place and not on it.
• Anon (Berlin): Nobody is perfect!

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