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These standards that stifle mayors

2023-03-24T06:17:19.046Z


ANALYSIS - Ever more numerous and complex, standards are costing elected representatives of local authorities dearly. They are calling for a real shock of simplification.


It's not just soaring energy prices that give mayors nightmares: normative inflation is also a real ordeal for many of them!

To the point that some elected officials do not hesitate to evoke a form of

“textual harassment”

of which they would be the victims… The figures seem, alas, to prove them right.

The standards which are imposed on mayors are 400,000 in number.

And these govern the daily life of the municipalities down to the smallest detail and at all levels, whether it involves controlling the diversity of menus served to children in schools, imposing organic products on community meals or controlling portion sizes of food served;

to regulate the way of heating the municipal swimming pools, the thickness of the ice of the skating rinks, the insulation of the public buildings, to improve the accessibility of the latter, their safety, their ventilation…

At the expense of the municipalities

No wonder the General Code of Local Authorities (CGCT) has tripled in volume...

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Source: lefigaro

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