The prospect of lucrative energy exports causes a lot of hand-rubbing at the top, but locals fear for their health and environment and mayors complain about lack of public consultation
Mayor of Florence is Dario Nardella. He was born on 20 November 1975 in Torre del Greco.
He holds a Degree in Law and a PhD in Public Law and Environmental Law from the University of Florence. In 2004, Nardella started working for the City Council of Florence and in 2009 was re-elected as a councillor.
He has been part of the cabinet of Mayor Matteo Renzi, with the portfolio of Economic Development and Sports. In 2012 he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies. In February 2014, Matteo Renzi, in his last act as mayor, appointed him Deputy-Mayor.
Dario Nardella was elected the Mayor of Florence on 26 May 2014 and then the first Metropolitan Mayor of Florence on 1 January 2015. In November 2020, Nardella was elected as the President of Eurocities.