Meeting in assembly this Thursday, October 14, the elected officials of Toulouse Métropole should say yes to their contribution of around € 600 million for the construction of the LGV Bordeaux-Toulouse.
Gathered this Thursday, October 14 in assembly, the elected representatives of the 37 municipalities of Toulouse Métropole will talk very big money with, in addition to the budget orientation debate which includes the more than 2 billion of the investment plan voted in June, the financing file of the Bordeaux-Toulouse LGV, a line costing € 10.3 billion. Of the 4.1 billion supposed by local authorities, 55% must come from Occitanie, or nearly 3 billion, and 45% from New Aquitaine.
Of these 3 billion, the breakdown is as follows: the Region 41%, i.e. 1.2 billion, as Carole Delga announced on September 27, if we retain the contribution before taking into account a new tax system, the Department of Haute-Garonne 25.10%, i.e. 747 M €, Metropolis 20.60%, i.e. 613 M €, Sicoval 1.36%, i.e. 41 M €, Muretain 1.88%, i.e. 56 M €. To this funding must be added that of five other departments (Haute-Pyrénées, Tarn-et-Garonne, Gers, Lot and Tarn) and six urban communities.
Towards new taxes
The Toulouse Métropole deliberation plans to confirm the “commitment in principle” to finance the Grand Projet du Sud-Ouest which also includes the Bordeaux-Dax branch, with other funding coming from Occitanie. The political majority, which brings together the right, the socialists and the independents, shares the LGV objective.
Elected officials will also ask the State to introduce new taxes intended to partially pay for this equipment, a resource that will be deducted from the part of the communities. The local public establishment would thus be supplied, as the deliberation wishes, by a tax on offices and a special tax on equipment. This economic tax system, the contours of which remain to be defined and which Parliament must first vote on, is inspired by the financing of the financing of the Grand Paris Express. But it has already impressed corporate hostility.