Infuriated, the local elected representatives calling for an emergency meeting on the damage of the yellow vests

local elected officials are to the end. After 13 weeks of mobilization of the "yellow vests", territorial representatives meeting within the association Franc

Infuriated, the local elected representatives calling for an emergency meeting on the damage of the yellow vests

local elected officials are to the end. After 13 weeks of mobilization of the "yellow vests", territorial representatives meeting within the association France urban demand via a press release "an emergency meeting on the harms suffered by the inhabitants and merchants of the major towns and cities."

According to them, these last are to be "taken hostage by the rioters in the margins of the protests," and that is why the association "asks the Prime minister a meeting with the minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, the minister of territorial Cohesion and Relations with the local communities, Jacqueline Gourault, in order to define the modalities of compensation and support in the name of national solidarity."

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France urban believes that the impact on taxpayers and businesses millions of euros in many cities. "The total is now roughly 20 to 25 million," reveals to PublicSenat.fr Olivier Landel, general delegate of France in the urban area. And it would seem that this figure is only a result of incomplete only calculated on the first 20 French cities.

too heavy A burden for the local governments

If until now local authorities have taken charge of the repair of the damage and some of the aid granted to businesses in difficulty, the bill now seems too heavy to bear for them. Jean-Luc Moudenc, mayor of Toulouse and president of France's urban, it reveals, to BFMTV that in his city the invoice déteriorations on the urban furniture and private amounted to 5.65 million euros. This is not the only municipality to have had a hand in the pocket. The former minister, François Rebsamen, now at the head of the city of Dijon, has announced a number of decisions, representing a cost of 120,000 euros to the town hall. Saint-Etienne, Gaël Perdriau has made the network of tram and bus free Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays in order to encourage "the customers coming into the city centre". All measures taken will cost 300.000 euros to the municipality. In Paris, Anne Hidalgo has announced an aid of one million euros under the form of "tax exemptions" to the professionals. The mayor of Nantes, Johanna Rolland, has also announced a plan of up to 500,000 euros for the traders.

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elected officials are now requesting a response from the State, particularly on the fight against the thugs, the main causes of the addition, which are a burden on the communities. The micro BFMTV, Jean-Luc Moudenc has also called for a national financial assistance for traders, which included "exemptions for the payment of taxes and charges." In response, the secretary of State to the minister of the Economy, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, recalled Monday morning that since November the government was committed to accompany the traders, funding for the part-time unemployment and shifting of tax deadlines and social. For his part, the Prime minister announced in early February during a visit to Bordeaux that the cities most affected by the protest movement may be touching a budget of three million euros. These aids, however, have not yet all been distributed.

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Updated Date: 12 February 2019, 00:00

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