The project would create the 12th largest city in France, with 200 000 inhabitants. The towns of Issy-les-Moulineaux and Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, adopted Saturday, July 9 their proposed merger, which must give birth to a new city by 2018, to gather 200,000 outside Paris.
Each in turn, the municipal councils of both cities have adopted the most common deliberation in favor of the merger. Studies are now being launched for the realization of the project.
The mayors of the two cities, André Santini (IDUs) in Issy and Pierre-Christophe Baguet (LR) at Boulogne, had formalized this project wedding there four months. Main objective: bring these two bastions firmly embedded right into a behemoth that would weigh in the metropolis of Greater Paris, and receive more money from the state for the new group, while allocations celui- these communes falling.
The project would generate 150,000 jobs by the interested parties, it raises against the municipal opposition in both cities, regardless of their political edge. They accuse including two mayors not wanting to submit the merger to a vote of residents, while this project was included in any program in the municipal elections 2014. The Leader of the various right-wing opposition in Boulogne, quoted by France 3 Ile -de-France, denounces a “project for personal reasons two mayors” .
a local referendum would be “almost impossible”, has already supported Pierre-Christophe Baguet at because of too much stress, particularly on the minimum threshold for participation. The people should only be consulted to choose the name of the new common
Issy-les-Moulineaux and Boulogne-Billancourt are themselves already from merger of municipalities in the early twentieth century. Issy and the Moulineaux one side, Boulogne Billancourt and the other
If it comes to an end, the marriage between the two cities would be unprecedented. the largest municipal merger date date June 20, between the town of Annecy (Haute-Savoie) and five neighboring municipalities to create a set of 122 000 inhabitants.
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