Citizens faced with the exercise of the power of local ordinance in the coronavirus crisis

In the world context of the pandemic faced in various ways by different countries, the territorial authorities in Italy have played a prominent role. However, many have been the measures of presidents of regions and mayors who have no justification in the territorial nature of the emergency, so as to suggest search for visibility. All this has created an unbalanced picture, linked to an unjustified overlap of state and local measures, which has caused confusion among citizens, who have been subject to decisions without having been involved and without having had the opportunity to express an opinion on the work of these bodies, given the postponement of the various elections planned.
The intention is therefore to carry out some reflections on the space of the power of local ordinance in the face of a national emergency and the involvement of citizens in the decisions taken under that power.