In Krakow’, Poland the city government has invited all foreign companies to buy open green spaces for commercial development. It is beyond me why they vote to sell Krakow out, why the Krakow government is so short-sighted and greedy.
Examples of Polish government in Krakow
Clear examples how the Krakow city government betrayed the citizens of Krakow are, like Zakrzówek Krakow. which was a beautiful green area and lake or the use of Polish parks for joint private-public ventures like Polish beach Krakow. I have even heard of a hotel on the edge of Błonia which is the cities equivalent of central park in NYC, or Hyde park in London or Boston commons, but I am sure this can not be true.
If you are interested more in this type of stupid Krakow government sell outs please see this Facebook group – “Krakow city government”
It is clear, Polish citizens have been duped by the Krakow city government, despite 10,000s of protesters. The Krakow, city government traded priceless green area that will never be replaced for green cash. What else could their motive be? What do you think?
Why is Krakow so short-sighted? Maybe it has nothing to do with money or business deals, maybe they are just plain short-sighted and do not know how a city can be developed in a way that would protect the heritage of Krakow and work with the citizens rather than real estate developers in Krakow.
Krakow city government in these cases is nothing more than an extension of the miesniak (Polish word for brainless guy who drives a BMW, wears a black leather jacket, and muscles and manifest very primitive behavior) mentality. Perhaps I am being a little dramatic, but the bottom line is they gave away this priceless land and there is nothing that can be done about it. All of Krakow is talking and complaining.
Krakow, Poland was one of the most beautiful places in all of Europe, however, many people are now starting to preferring to travel to other cities in Europe that are not so commercialized. It is too bad because Krakow was such a wonderful place to live but I guess when it comes to foreign real estate developers and money, this is more important than Polish citizens and the people who live in the city on a day-to-day basis.
Can you fight city hall in Krakow?
I am an American and Polish citizen that lives here in the big K. To see all the billboards, ugly development in the old town over shadowing historic buildings and pro-business, anti-citizen attitude that prevails is a pity. People ask me what can be done besides just being aware of the situation exists. My answer is complain. Complain not just to each other but in a real way.
What can be done about this injustice? Here is a call to action that you can actually do to affect the political process, join the Facebook group mentioned above. This group it is run by Polish and American citizens who care about Krakow and want to protect the city of Krakow from the government of Krakow, so future generations of people can enjoy this beautiful city.