“280,000 euros to party on a bridge, it’s indecent”

“280,000 euros to party on a bridge, it’s indecent”
“280,000 euros to party on a bridge, it’s indecent”

“While the Minister of the Economy and Finance called, at the end of March, for “collective awareness of the need to reduce public spending […] by keeping the expenses which are useful, which are efficient and which finance our public services”, Jean Dionis places on the table nearly 300,000 euros of public money to afford a grand inaugural celebration of the Camélat bridge. It’s indecent. »

The municipal opposition has expressed its dissatisfaction with the envelope planned by the mayor of Agen for the inauguration of the bridge and the Camélat bar, Saturday May 4.

“280,000 euros is indecent when, at the same time, we refuse to financially help the traders on Avenue Jean-Jaurès, suffocated by the work which drags on. It is indecent when we demand, in all services of the City and the Agglomeration, from civil servants, objectives for reducing costs. It is indecent when we cut 6,000 euros from the grant from the Agglomeration Social Works Committee, on the pretext that ”in the current context, everyone must tighten their belts”. It is indecent when we reduce the operating budget of the CCAS by 40,000 euros. It is indecent when the historic Gauja footbridge has been left abandoned. It is indecent, when we consider that certain rural municipalities in the Agglomeration are giving up on projects because the municipal budget is short of less than ten thousand euros to finance them,” write the elected representatives of the opposition, in a press release, this Thursday, May 2.

“For the opposition elected representatives, even if this third bridge has been awaited for a long time, even if it offers interesting new perspectives, with its exchange for the riverbank tracks, this indecency is further proof of the disconnection, of the majority, of the economic and social realities of the Agenais. »

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