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The government grants Anne Hidalgo a final exemption for the 2022 Paris budget

2021-11-29T19:36:27.399Z

This exemption allows the city to ask its social landlords for all the rents due over several decades.



The government gave an ultimatum to the city of Paris on the state of its accounts, informing it that it would no longer extend a derogation from which it is the only municipality to benefit since 2016.

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"This exemption can no longer be granted to the city of Paris beyond fiscal year 2022"

, wrote the Minister Delegate in charge of Public Accounts Olivier Dussopt and the Minister of Territorial Cohesion, Jacqueline Gourault in a letter addressed to the mayor PS Anne Hidalgo, revealed Monday by

Le Parisien

and of which AFP has obtained a copy. This derogatory authorization for capitalized rents is an operation whereby the city asks its social landlords for all rents due over several decades.

After stressing that

"the city of Paris is the only municipality in France to benefit from this exemption"

, the two ministers justified its extension until 2022

"in view of the consequences of the health crisis on the finances of the city of Paris ".

However, they warn that this derogation is

"constituting a budgetary risk of headlong flight in that it allows to circumvent the golden rule of the balance of the operating and investment sections"

.

Place Paris "under budgetary supervision"

The government also reminds the mayor that the city's debt stands at 7 billion euros, against 2.8 billion in 2010 and 4.6 billion in 2015. Two weeks ago, Rachida Dati, head of file of the opposition LR, had denounced in the city council the

“insincerity”

of the 2022 budget project and wrote to the State to suggest

“a budgetary supervision”

of the city. It also asked Bercy to “

suspend any new derogatory authorization in terms of capitalized rents”

.

In its budget orientation report for 2022, the city has planned a new operation of social housing agreement which would bring it about 500 million euros,

"the last of this magnitude"

before these revenues fall back to an average of around 40 million per year

“from 2025”.

The financial assistant Paul Simondon (PS) had replied to Rachida Dati that this operation is based on

"the principle of an advance receipt rather than annual receipts"

and that it

"does not cost the State one euro. ”

And allows the city to invest

“ in public spaces ”

around social housing.

Source: lefigaro

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