“Far from preconceived ideas about green mayors, I make security a priority” | EUROtoday

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The mayor of Bordeaux, Pierre Hurmic, in Paris, July 4, 2023.

Pierre Hurmic, mayor of Bordeaux, who has by no means had any tasks with the Greens, is “a follower of pragmatic ecology”.

At the nationwide stage, the Greens recurrently discover themselves accused of eccentricity on safety points in addition to on different sovereign points. How do you place your self in relation to this picture?

I really feel unbiased of the Greens' positions and partisan affiliations. As mayor of Bordeaux, I’m a fan of a Bordeaux-style ecology: emancipated, creative, humanist and pragmatic. It doesn’t trouble me, subsequently, on topics, no matter they could be, to not be in concord with nationwide positions. I’ve by no means had any accountability with the Greens, both domestically or nationally, and I domesticate this independence which helped me to develop into mayor of Bordeaux.

Where are we on the built-in safety contract that Bordeaux says it’s keen to signal with the State, as a way to combat towards delinquency as a part of a “global approach” (safety, justice, metropolis coverage, training? …)?

Far from preconceived concepts about inexperienced mayors, I make security a precedence. The Ministry of the Interior means that mayors signal an built-in safety contract, that’s to say reciprocal obligations and commitments between the State and the city corridor. It's been about two years since I expressed my want to signal it. It might have come as a shock {that a} inexperienced mayor wished to signal. But I’m a demanding associate: I’m keen to make commitments, if there are additionally any from the State.

Today, our proposals, labored with the prefecture, have been on the desk of the Minister of the Interior for six months. I can't get a response, even a refusal. I heard that we would have liked the settlement of Thomas Cazenave, one among my municipal opponents, who additionally has the specificity of being Minister Delegate in control of public accounts. However, it isn’t as much as an elected opposition official, even a minister, to offer their settlement!

Basically, what factors pose an issue?

Where issues stumble is the presence of cops on the bottom. From the beginning of the dialogue, I stated I used to be prepared to rent extra municipal cops in Bordeaux (with a present development of ten job creations per 12 months). In return, I requested to rent as many nationwide cops. Since the beginning of the mandate, there have been 140 new cops within the Bordeaux police zone, which extends to Arcachon, however this isn’t sufficient.

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