Highlights from the Paris Council in November 2021

Watch the November 2021 session on video.

This debate is the second highlight of the revision of the local city plan (PLU), an important document for building Paris in 15 or 20 years. The guidelines for the Sustainable Development Planning Project (PADD), the political basis for the future bioclimatic PLU, are discussed today.

It is a mandatory document that is part of the local city plan. It defines the main guidelines for the future development of the city. PADD also determines the location provided for housing, transportation, public facilities, shops, and economic and tourist development. Six main guidelines are submitted to the Paris Council for debate:

The 2021-2026 cycle plan aims to make Paris a 100% cycling city. Following an initial plan (2015-2020) of 150 million euros, it further increases the presence of cycling in Paris and continues the construction of the cycling city, which was launched 20 years ago in the coming years. This represents an investment budget of more than 250 million euros100 million euros more than the cycling plan from the previous mandate.

Among the main purposes of this new plan:

Due to the structure of its economy, Paris and therefore the Parisians have suffered more during the economic shock of the health crisis than the rest of the country. Thanks to solid foundations built over the last few years, Paris has been able to act strongly and quickly through the recovery plan and the “Paris boost employment” plan, not only to support the economy but also to support it. mutation.

These investments, which have helped to overcome this crisis, make it possible to accelerate the project to transform Paris into an exemplary capital in terms of ecological transformation with the goal of CO2 neutrality by 2050, local creation of prosperity, jobs and development. social and solidarity innovation.

The health and economic crisis associated with Covid-19 has greatly affected the Paris budget for two years, both in terms of expenditure and revenue, in operation and in investment. The total cost of this crisis for the city’s finances can reach 1.2 billion euros.

However, the year 2022 should be marked by the confirmation of the recovery in the Paris economy – despite some medium-term uncertainty – which will lead to an increase in operating revenues. It is in this context that the Paris Executive Board will present its budget orientation report for debate in the Paris Council to present the main trends structuring the city’s budget for the financial year 2022.

To conclude a rich and constructive debate, in November the Paris Council adopted the Paris Proximity Pact, which initiates major changes to bring public decision-making closer to the Parisians. Cleanliness, maintenance and beautification of neighborhoods, tranquility and security, animation of local life: the mayors of the arrondissements will now have greater powers and resources.
This development will make it possible to respond more effectively to the expectations and needs of Parisians. The mayors of the districts will be responsible for managing the cleanliness in order to act more effectively thanks to their knowledge of the areas and to prioritize the interventions according to the districts that need it most.
This pact also places the mayors of the district at the heart of the maintenance, renovation and beautification of Parisian districts.
To ensure public peace and security, the new municipal police are deployed in each arrondissement with increased staff. The mayors will intervene within the framework of the Parisian strategy to define the agents’ missions and routes for public tranquility, on foot or by bicycle, according to the characteristics of their district.
The role of district mayors in the animation of local life is also strengthened, in particular by the creation of a new local animation fund that allows them to support local associations and by increasing their animation budgets.
Thus, the 17 mayors become the real driving forces for municipal action on a par with their district. These new powers given to the mayors of the districts make it possible to implement the City of the Quarter Hour. The city of Paris remains the guarantor of equal access to public services, equal treatment between citizens and territorial balance.

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