It's not progressing: Uwe Becker, candidate of the CDU for the mayoral election on March 5, hears this complaint most often, in his own words, at events.

"City politics is paralyzed." He wants to be the one to take the lead, because someone from the four-party coalition of the Greens, SPD, FDP and Volt cannot do that.

He sees himself in a non-partisan role.

The joint campaign to vote Peter Feldmann (SPD) out of office has shown that political colors can be hidden.

For him, the fact that a majority without the CDU determines politics is not an obstacle.

"The party has to endure if it doesn't always go along its own guard rails."

Bernhard Biener

Editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung

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In one respect, Becker already has a different view than the CDU has long heard.

The Osthafen is no longer an option for him as a location for the municipal stages.

When attending the editorial conference of the Rhein-Main-Zeitung on Thursday, Becker spoke out in favor of new opera and theater buildings in a "cultural bond" between the current location and the Old Opera.

This avoids an interim solution.

Renovation doesn't make sense.

Cleanliness and culture campus

In the event of an election victory, he is aiming for a fundamental determination this year.

Becker can also imagine the state promoting the stages.

However, his pride in Frankfurt would not allow it to become a state theatre.

The Hessian State Secretary for Europe would also like to make faster progress with the culture campus on the old university campus in Bockenheim.

"By the summer we should know where the journey is going." To do this, the state, planning department head Mike Josef and culture department head Ina Hartwig (both SPD) would have to sit down at a table.

He would definitely reassign the cleanliness department to the mayor's office, other departments only after discussions with the coalition - and "if it doesn't work".

When it comes to security, he has different ideas, not only with regard to the station district, where conditions have deteriorated dramatically in the past two years.

"The first signal from the coalition was the abolition of the voluntary police service." In contrast to the Roman majority, he also supports an expansion of video surveillance.

If the ideas did not match, he would take over the regulatory department for which Annette Rinn (FDP) is currently responsible.

understanding of drivers

"Annette Rinn made an excellent transport policy," says Becker, addressing another hot topic.

You can't drive motorists away without taking the economy into account.

"It's also a social issue," Becker learned during a visit to the Dornbusch.

"There are even no parking spaces for nursing services." That also touches on the question of how long people can live independently in their homes and whether they would have to move to the surrounding area.

Instead of allowing the traffic on Berliner Strasse to collapse by halving the lanes, one could, for example, turn Braubachstrasse into a pedestrian zone with bicycle traffic.

In order to achieve more sustainability, Becker relies on the regional energy companies.

At least private households should only use renewable energy in 2030.

For him, Frankfurt's colorfulness and diversity are part of the "city's wealth."

On the other hand, German citizenship for people who have lived here for 30 or 40 years should not fail because of a difficult German test.

"We should say goodbye to old habits and stop talking about a migration background when it comes to the third or fourth generation."