Rome mayor says government will help city avoid default
No bailout or tax hikes, but rigor and spending cuts - Marino04 October, 20:03
''It will not be a cash donation but rather supporting norms we have asked for to rationalize spending,'' Marino explained. ''The government thinks we are acting responsibly. I will be meeting (Economy Minister Fabrizio) Saccomanni soon, and I will be handing him a detailed outline of our plan of action.
''We intend to make a fresh start for our city on the twin tracks of rigor and administrative discipline, but without raising taxes. It would just be unfair on citizens right now. ''We intend to control spending to get us past December 31 and then to enact a rigorous budget that will be under ministry oversight and will cut all the out-of-control spending items currently in the budget''.