the placing under supervision of Paris “is not excluded”, indicates Clément Beaune

Should Paris be put under guardianship? The capital’s debt has reached 7.7 billion euros today, compared to zero in 2001. “There is a serious financial situation which is not, as Anne Hidalgo says, linked to Covid-19. The figures are eloquent, the debt since the beginning of Madame Hidalgo’s mandate in 2014 has doubled”, declared Clément Beaune, Minister Delegate in charge of Transport, guest of the Grand rendez-vous on Sunday before specifying that the placing under guardianship of Paris was “not excluded”.

“An end of reign has set in”

“It’s very serious, I don’t want it because it would be an extremely negative last resort, I am attached to freedom, to the autonomy of local communities and I am attached to responsibility in politics, so that everyone assumes their actions. “, he pressed.

Constrained by this abyssal debt, the mayor of Paris had no choice but to renege on one of her electoral promises: not to increase local taxes. “Today, Madame Hidalgo, to try to cope with this kind of snowball, of accumulating debts, says: ‘I’m going to increase the property tax for Parisians by 50%.’ ‘she says it and she assumes it, she announced it by press release, without any conference, we see that there is a kind of end of reign that has set in, “said the minister Delegate in charge of Transport on Europe 1.

Is the Anne Hidalgo page turned?

Was the 50% increase in property tax one mistake too many? Between the transformation of waterways on the banks, the kilometers of cycle paths often developed to the detriment of public transport, the removal of bus lanes, the town planning policy led by the mayor of Paris is far from pleasing everyone. “I think that for Parisians, the Anne Hidalgo page has already been turned. When you have less than 2% of your own city in the presidential election… Parisians have already moved on but they are worried today because we increase their taxes on the sly, because they do not really see any benefits in this financial drift”, launched Clément Beaune.

“If there were investments that would be seen immediately, it would be known [mais] apart from the works, we don’t see much”, he insisted before concluding. “Paris must regain pride, there must be a political project. Today, we don’t see it.”


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