Route de Meaudre, Autrans, France
It’s a little nook of paradise nestled within the coronary heart of the Vercors and defended by the Col de la Croix-Perrin. Autrans-Méaudre, a “merged” municipality of three,000 inhabitants, will elect for the primary time in its younger historical past (it was born on January 1, 2016) a single municipal council for the 2 villages that are roughly distant from one another. 6 kilometers. “I'm leaving as a result of the job just isn’t completed!” launches Hubert Arnaud, retired from the resort and catering trade and outgoing mayor and candidate for his personal succession. The truth is it’s the first time that the previous first deputy of Méaudre leads an inventory within the municipal elections.
He highlights the outcomes of his workforce and specifically what “million euros decrease working finances” following the merger. “1,000,000 euros lower for the operation, it’s a million euros extra funding and with out rising taxes” welcomes the mayor-candidate. And this due to the pooling of missions previously carried out by the 2 villages. “We’ve got to place this new commune in entrance of those that say that we should always 'demerger', asserts Hubert Arnaud. For us it’s an aberration. ”
“Giving individuals a voice”
Major goal: Christophe Cabrol, additionally candidate for mayor together with his checklist “Autrans-Méaudre avec vous”. This craftsman based mostly in Méaudre has made a reputation for himself within the two municipalities by campaigning in an affiliation hostile to fusion. It should be stated that in the course of the session of the inhabitants, the “sure” to the wedding was handed ric-rac in Méaudre, the approval being clearer on the Autrans facet. Since then, Christophe Cabrol has left the affiliation in query (“Veille au grain”) and ensures that his checklist consists of each “professional” and “anti” fusion. And he says that this subject just isn’t the precedence of his program. It stays that it proposes a brand new session of the inhabitants to take away all of the ambiguities and undoubtedly additionally the bitterness aroused by the merger of the 2 municipalities; a session which might happen this time on the stage of the worldwide electoral physique and now not in every of the 2 villages.
“The group is able to work in each circumstances, assures Christophe Cabrol. If the voters are in opposition to the merger it could be a really huge challenge, acknowledges the candidate. It might be essential to re-separate (the 2 entities); whether it is actually the want of the inhabitants it should be performed now. Then again if the want of the inhabitants, and it’s a priori the tendency, is to stay on the brand new commune, the constructing website may even be consequent as a result of it will likely be essential to go to the tip of the step and to make in order that the 2 villages dwell beneath one entity. “ As a result of marriage, to listen to it, just isn’t idyllic: it could have generated disparities, rivalries, and tensions … And the candidate to insist on the desire of his workforce “giving again the voice to the inhabitants, inviting them to take part rather more actively within the choices and orientations of the commune. We actually have the impression of being confronted with a fait accompli, of discovering the information once they have been validated by the elected officers . ”
The zipline of discord
Particularly, this huge cable stretched over the Alpine ski space of Méaudre: the enormous zip line (1.2 km of thrills) should be put into service for the February holidays. Mayor Hubert Arnaud specifies that it’ll function over the 4 seasons, and that the municipality's mortgage – 300,000 euros, half the funding – might be reimbursed in four or 5 years. The zipline might be operated in parallel with the chairlift, additionally utilized by mountain bikers, which is able to make sure the functioning of this ski carry all 12 months spherical. Hubert Arnaud specifies that this new exercise will create 5 jobs. However not everybody shares their standpoint on the necessity for such tools. Above all, some criticize him for the shortage of cooperation round this challenge. “This zipline is the image of tourism that’s not collectively thought of”, free Marc Mossalgue, affiliation supervisor and spokesperson for the checklist “MéAutransition”.
The collective needs to have interaction the territory in the direction of “an ecological, democratic and social transition”. Its key phrase: citizen participation. “The inhabitants of Autrans-Méaudre should be handed over to the city corridor of Autrans-Méaudre”, says Marc Mossalgue. The workforce guarantees to create “thematic commissions the place elected officers, specialists and voluntary residents will sit. These commissions might be chargeable for formulating proposals and initiatives that the manager workforce can arrange.” Marc Mossalgue additionally mentions a Municipal Youngsters's Council and a Committee of Elders, who might mirror on points that transcend municipal jurisdiction. This so-called “participative” checklist, constructed on the Saillans mannequin within the Drôme, organizes workshops each second Sunday the place everyone seems to be invited to make proposals for the subsequent mandate. As as to if it will likely be essential to seek the advice of residents once more on the merger: “This merger was vital, it goes within the course of historical past, stated the spokesperson for MéAutransition. Do we now have to query the inhabitants once more? We expect there are different issues that must be invested in time and power. “
BEYOND THE DEBATE!
France Bleu Isere and The Dauphiné Libéré invite representatives of the three lists to return and debate this Wednesday night from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. dwell on the air and in public on the Autrans village corridor.