The Toulouse Métropole Council of this Thursday, October 14 was the scene of several passes of arms, between the opposition and the majority, about the climate emergency. Extracts.
The first Council of Toulouse Metropolis of this re-entry was placed under the sign of the climate emergency. A subject that gave rise to several notable interventions by the opposition group Alternative for a Citizen Metropolis (AMC). François Piquemal, the first, projected himself in 2050. In a world where “decision-makers have validated the implementation of 13G which will allow us to connect faster than 12G with objects made using minerals discovered on planet Musk, thanks to the expeditions of the Bezos Project space program ”. Evoking “the heat that spread throughout the summer in Occitania, the disappearance of the last two glaciers in the Pyrenees”. Or “the announcement of the arrival of a fifth ring road to relieve traffic jams” in Toulouse. An exercise in anticipation that the chosen one ended with the words of Big Flo and Oli: “We should have gone there, we should have done it, believe me, we all said to each other ah, it’s a shame, it’s a shame. may be the last time ”.
“François Piquemal is not very optimistic for the future”
Sacha Briand, the vice-president of the metropolis in charge of finances, did not hear in this introductory statement any “criticism of the management of the metropolis”. He simply considers that “François Piquemal is not very optimistic for the future if he considers that he will not have been able to change anything by 2050. The thirty years he will have spent in the opposition will not have served to nothing “. And elected by the majority to reaffirm that “Europe is the part of the world which devotes more effort against climate change, that France is the most virtuous in Europe. And that Occitanie is the region where the aeronautics industry is at the forefront of reducing the sector’s carbon footprint. »A good introduction before the presentation of the annual report on sustainable development by François Chollet, vice-president of Toulouse Métropole, responsible for Ecology, sustainable development and energy transition.
“What arrogance towards all of us! “
Following the latter, Maxime Le Texier, another elected member of AMC, took the floor, explaining first that he had “not spent much time on this report, which is generally a copier / paste than last year ”. Accused Jean-Luc Moudenc “of pretending”. Bringing out what it is worth as “bad signs”: “the irresponsible stagnation of carpooling projects, the delayed ZFE, the cycling projects that are trampling …”. Speaking of “denial of reality” and “jerk off”. To which François Chollet, recalled, on the contrary, that “the alternative to the car has been set up in Toulouse”, that “there have never been so many initiatives on carpooling”, as “the network urban area of Tisséo is expanding ”, or that“ with a departure every thirty minutes, the Téléo is depositing ”. Finally, François Chollet, whom we are not used to seeing go off its hinges, launches to the elected opposition: “What arrogance vis-à-vis all of us!” How can you be so cartoonish on such complicated subjects? Yes, the third metro line will only save 1% of our greenhouse gas emissions, yes, the district heating networks only 2%… Yes, the task is very difficult ”, concludes the vice-president.