Hilversum is a wonderful place to live. Its beautiful monuments, green character and high level of facilities appeal to us all. Young and old(er). Hilversum is a city with a village-like, surrounded by forest and heathland. The famous architect Dudok designed Hilversum to be a garden city, combining neighborhoods and parks into one seamless design. Hilversum is truly a one-of-a-kind village. However, nowadays these unique characteristics and qualities are under pressure. Nationwide problems such as unaffordable housing, the pressure on health care and increasing levels of loneliness, find their way into Hilversum. Moreover, climate change (as global concern) also has its impact on a city like Hilversum
We firmly believe that we can change these tidings. Our elections program is focused on choosing hope over pessimism, nurturing confidence rather than mistrust and increasing solidarity over individualism. This program describes our vision on enhancing our garden city’s unique qualities and how to withstand undesirable developments. We do this based on our conviction that politics starts with the recognition of social initiative. That a government should facilitate all people and organizations so that they can participate. Trust is key.
We will utilize the engagement of our citizens to strengthen our bonds. When confronted with another one’s ill fate, it’s simply impossible to stand idly by. Our city council should embrace the ‘menselijke maat’ (a more humane dimension) and approach its citizens in this manner.
CDA Hilversum feels an obligation for stewardship: to care for nature and culture based on our recognition of an intergenerational connection. This requires that we look beyond our own self-interest and beyond today. We protect everything of value in order to leave a better society for generations to come.
Based on our belief that a rapid increase in the number of inhabitants causes a tremendous burden on society and on nature, CDA Hilversum opts for autonomous growth. We will build new homes for existing Hilversum residents, employees in crucial professions and for people who have a social or economic bond with Hilversum. Apartment buildings are a necessity to accommodate such growth without harming our precious nature. However, we cherish our unique 'illusion landscape' and in order to preserve such, we will allow large apartment buildings only around the central station
Providing a promising local business climate is also beneficial for Hilversum. Local entrepreneurs provide livelihood and connection, employment as well as a thriving local economy. In this way, they contribute greatly to our society. To support our local entrepreneurs, we advocate, among other things, accessibility and good parking facilities.
Based on eight themes, we describe our vision and identify concrete actions. We have utilized our vast experience and dedication in setting up these themes. With this program, we will make a meaningful contribution to Hilversum, for today and for tomorrow. Where trust wins over mistrust and hope over pessimism.