Lord Mayor Prof. Dr. In the first few weeks after taking office, Joachim Hofmann-Göttig visited all of the city’s offices and businesses to get an idea of the range of tasks of the city administration in Koblenz. But this kind of exchange of experiences with the employees was too theoretical for the head of administration. Therefore, since the beginning of his OB activity, it has been important to him to look even deeper into the daily work of the offices and companies in internships. This week Hofmann-Göttig found himself at the green space and funeral business. After a short briefing, we went to the Lenneschen Garten behind the castle. This area, which was created for the 2011 Federal Horticultural Show, has to be carefully maintained by hand.
And so you could watch the chief employer of the gardener just as bent over pruning the roses. What has faded must be removed so that the rose does not produce fruit, but rather delights the walkers with blossoms a second time. Afterwards, watering the hedges was on the program to relax the back, before the whole group of gardeners dealt with the soil up close again because weeds were weed.
“These internships are very important to me, as they enable me to develop a much better feeling for what our people are doing,” he explains. His respect for the work of his colleagues from the waste disposal company, from the public order office and now from the city gardeners has increased at least significantly increased. And his assumption of patronage over the new building of an animal protection center testifies to the lasting impression of his internship at the animal shelter. (red.)