In Lyon, Gérard Collomb, on all fronts - The Point

" This is the end of my political life ! "Really ? In announcing his exit from public scene on the evening of the second round of the municipal, Gérard Collom

In Lyon, Gérard Collomb, on all fronts - The Point

" This is the end of my political life ! "Really ? In announcing his exit from public scene on the evening of the second round of the municipal, Gérard Collomb, has perhaps talked too fast. Swept away by the wave environmentalist that has swept between the Rhône and the Saône, the former mayor of Lyon seems finally ready to take its retirement policy. His colleagues were expecting to see the one who is now the dean of the chamber to resign, but, a month after these municipal fatal, it is nothing, and Gérard Collomb is everywhere.

Clearly in top form, the former minister of the Interior does not miss a city council or a metropolitan council, in which he is not a member, however, is more that as a simple elected opposition. "I want to convey my experience to the young teams ", he says now, ready to play the role of opposing " constructive ". It will not miss, however, not an opportunity to climb to the niche against the initiatives of its successors environmentalists. Bruno Bernard, the new president EELV of the metropolis of Lyon, would prefer a cable car rather than the new metro line E is defended by Gérard Collomb, to serve the West of the lyon ? The former mayor, who does not lack humor, threat to mount an environmental association, or even a ZAD, to protect the tranquility of the neighborhood.

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Defend its balance sheet

on Monday, at the first council of the metropolis, where Bruno Bernard was its first president, it is ultimately Gérard Collomb, who is taxed. A few small glitches in the lists of the representatives in the boards of directors of a public institution ? It is Gérard Collomb, who sounds the alert. We forget to give the results of the vote ? Gérard Collomb comes in. "Maybe we should give the results of the vote ! In time, we gave them ! "

An elected communist of the new majority announced the end of large projects ? The blood of Gérard Collomb makes a turn and he goes up to the crenel to defend his record : "I wish that, for the next ten years, the lyon conurbation to suffer the same development as during the last twenty years. When you look at the figures of job creation in our city, we can see that, for the past ten years, we do not cease to break records. We create jobs internally, through the development of our universities, with their co-operation, with companies, and it is for this reason that, before the Covid we had an unemployment rate that was lower than the national average. "

"This is the project sagouiné once that I was in the party that is in question"

Gérard Collomb even goes so far as to defend its balance sheet ecologist, he has not digested to see sanctioned by the ballot box : "I spent to come here, rue Garibaldi, and I thought that it was still a hell of a hangover today ! And those who say that there is no greenery and nature in the city, it is that they don't open well the eyes. "The international City of gastronomy, opened last October, has already closed its doors for lack of visitors ? There, Gérard Collomb, has wins against the team of his former dolphin David Kimelfeld, who succeeded him at the head of the metropolis during its passage to the government. "This City of gastronomy was to be the flagship of the trades of mouth, everything was ready, when I went to the ministry, the project and the funding. And, instead of continuing in this line, we took another direction to reach the City of gastronomy today, which is poverty, which is amazing. When I see that Paul Bocuse is represented by a sheet of plywood, it should go back up there, stabbed Gérard Collomb. No, the original project was not obsolete ! It is the project sagouiné once that I was in the party that is in question. "

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After you have ruled the city for over twenty years, Gérard Collomb, has he the intention of becoming the leader of the opposition ? "He wished to defend his record, for him, it is a matter of honor, and he knows that there is nobody to do it for her ", playing a member of the lyon area.

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Updated Date: 28 July 2020, 07:33

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