In November, the village held a secret vote to approve the measure. Mayor Jost had been campaigning for a yes vote, and he got it. “A clear result that makes me very happy,” he told the Daily Mail. Jost also said he was proud of the young citizens who had come up with the idea, which would stop the village from “moving towards an abyss.”
The basic terms of the deal are that an adult under 45 years old can expect 25,000 Swiss francs (about US$25,300) and 10,000 (US$10,100) per child, if they fit the criteria and move to Albinen. To many people, that sounded like a pretty good incentive.