By Le Figaro with AFP
The Prime Minister will meet elected officials in Chanteloup-les-Vignes this morning, during a meeting which will address the many aspects of the town’s policy.
After bringing Thursday a security response following the summer riots, Elisabeth Borne is due to chair an interministerial committee of cities (CIV) on Friday in Chanteloup-les-Vignes, from which more social and structural measures are expected to address the difficulties of working-cl neighborhoods. Housing, employment, education, ecology, sport… this meeting should make it possible to address the many aspects of city policy, designed to reduce inequalities between priority neighborhoods (QPV) and the rest of the territory.
The Prime Minister will meet elected officials in Chanteloup-les-Vignes, a popular commune in Yvelines where half of the inhabitants live in a priority district, but spared from the urban violence triggered at the beginning of the summer by the death of young Nahel, killed by a police officer during a traffic stop. But the city experienced riots in 2019, which resulted in the destruction of a marquee. The CIV must be held in the performance hall built in its place.
Mayors and elected officials of popular communities, on the front line facing the riots during which public buildings were targeted, expressed the extent of their expectations regarding this CIV, already postponed several times. In an open letter to Emmanuel Macron, the ociation of Ville & Banlieue mayors expressed its anger. “We can no longer stand procrastination and postponement», affirmed the city councilors. “The CIV must be a historical CIV, and it cannot be otherwise, because otherwise it will inevitably be disappointing.», predicted Damien Allouch, mayor (PS) of Épinay-sous-Sénart (Essonne). “Already, if we get an attentive and long-term view from the government, we will almost have won a trick!“, hoped the mayor (various right) of Chanteloup, Catherine Arenou. “We also expect concrete commitments», Also warned the president of Ville & Banlieue, Gilles Leproust. “The first of the issues, (…) is how each ministry is strongly committed to our territories, because urban policy is there to reduce injustices.»
The head of government must also move forward with the development of city contracts, city policy frameworks negotiated between the State and communities. The current ones end on December 31, and the next ones, running until 2030, must be validated no later than March 31.