Towns turning their office into an almost permanent profession it is not uncommon for mayors to serve over twentyyear terms while those of large cities treat the mayoralty as a springboard for more important political positions in the central administration with the consequence that everyone succumbs to the logic of political cost instead of choosing political courage. The result of all this is that meritocracy dominates the choices of people and populism dominates the choices of decisions. And this is the main obstacle of the local selfgovernment to properly deal with its cultural or any other role. I repeat for the third time that with such a large number of mayors that our country has the above generalization is dangerous and that there are many exceptions But there is another disadvantage of the local.
Political scene namely
The Fact That the Local Elected Rulers Consider. That the People Elected Them Not as. Administrators but as Experts in Everything. And Among Others Banner Design Experts in Aesthetics Art and Culture. Therefore Instead of Turning to One or More Consultants Who Know. Each Area They Usually Prefer to Plan and Choose Their Cultural Directions on Their Own. It Would Be Good if These Advisers Were Also Citizens of the Community but Even if This is Not Possible It Does Not Matter. After All Quality Has No Locality. The Opinions of These Advisors or Committees Would Certainly. Not Be Binding on the Mayor but if He Wanted to Act in a Contrary Way He Would Have. To Adequately Justify His Action. Culture and Selfgovernment. Culture a Rubber Concept Encompasses Art but Also Many Others Which However. Influence Art and Are Influenced by It. The Local Rulers’ Perception of Culture Usually Moves in Three Directions.
First in the direction
Of Preserving a Tradition a Tradition Which. Usually Cut Off From the Simultaneous Production. Of Modern Culture Results in the Best Cases in a Folkloric Simplicity DV Leads and in the Worst in an. Underground Conservatism. Secondly in the Direction of the Advertising. Promotion of the Municipality Through Showcase Initiatives Which Offer a Direct and Measurable Response. Thirdly in the Direction of Exploiting the Funds That the Latter Than the Former Has for Artistic Education and Artistic Events. After All Funds That Are Either Channeled in Other Directions or Needs. Or Serve Again the Above Purposes of Promotion and Showcase. Aesthetics of Cities a Space in Which the Mayors’ Perception. Of Culture is Solemnly Expressed is the Aesthetics of Cities but Indirectly Also of Houses. For Which of Course the Responsibility Lies Mainly With Urban Planning.