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Two and a half years after its launch by Emmanuel Macron, the Marseille plan at giant is below the microscope of the Court of Auditors and its Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur regional chamber (CRC). Their provisional report for the interval 2021-2023, as a part of their mission to judge public insurance policies, paints an image very removed from the standard authorities communication. The doc was not anticipated to move the general public threshold earlier than June and the addition of contradictory remarks from state providers and the communities involved. But it leaked, Thursday February 29, on the investigation web site Marsactufrightening the response of the Bouches-du-Rhône prefecture, which recalled its character “provisional and confidential “.

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In this 144-page report to which are added a few annexes, that The world consulted, the body carefully analyzes all the aspects of this plan presented by the executive as “historical” and highlights its many weaknesses, both in its design, its organization and in its progress. “Marseille as a whole suffers from a major lack of formalization”underlines the Court of Auditors, which is surprised that the content of an operation whose financing reaches, according to the State, 5 billion euros “is not based on any document other than the transcription of the speech in which the President of the Republic announced it”.

This speech, delivered on September 21, 2021 and the final content of which was only known to Emmanuel Macron's inner circle, was, according to the judges, preceded by a “rapid gestation” less than one semester. An accelerated implementation which did not allow, they write, a “sufficient prior association of decentralized State administrations, local authorities and the population”.

“No coherent vision”

Imagined by the President of the Republic to make up for the delays in housing, education, public transport or security in the second largest city in France – which Elysian communicators present as the “city of hearts” by Emmanuel Macron –, Marseille on a large scale is described in the report as a “measurement catalog” Who “does not carry a coherent and integrated vision of territorial development”. “The proposed actions, although they are relevant, do not constitute a global and systemic response to local issues”continue the magistrates.

Nearly thirty months after its start-up, they subsequently suggest “provide the plan with a contractual framework defining its scope, objectives, timetables and implementation methods”. Noting that, till now, makes an attempt at contractualization carried out by the State “came up against the reluctance of local authorities”. The Court of Auditors can also be extreme in the direction of the governance and human assets put in place by the State to observe the plan: [Ils] are lower than the problem and will be described as destitute. »

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