After the broadcast on M6 of a report on the lack of control of the accounts of associations receiving subsidies, the municipal group AMC points the finger at the town hall of Toulouse.
The reactions did not take long. M6 disseminated an investigation into the lack of auditing of the accounts of associations receiving public money in its economic magazine Capital Sunday, November 28. The journalists of the show were particularly interested in the town hall of Toulouse.
According to a study by the regional chamber of accounts unveiled by the program, “the town was not able to provide the list of associations with an agreement of objectives and means”. This document is mandatory as soon as an association requests more than 23,000 euros in subsidy. It contains his accounts and explains what the subsidy will be used for, as Capital reminds us. Also, associations must publish their accounts when they have more than 153,000 euros of public money.
“The municipality has shown itself unable to provide an exhaustive list of agreements made with associations,” protested the municipal group Alternative municipalist citizen (AMC) to the city of Toulouse in a press release Monday, November 29. “In addition, according to the Regional Chamber of Accounts (CRC), less than 1.5% of the public money spent has been checked!
The group notes that “this is in line with the criticisms that we have been making since the start of the mandate on the opacity of grant allocation: no transparent reading grid manages to know in detail how the grants were allocated, nor on what criteria. We have very often taken the decision not to vote when allocating grants.
“We now have proof that our restraint and our circumspection were justified,” said the municipal group. “The grant allocations are not clear, do not have enough elements for us to hear a decision with certainty.”
AMC issues several requests. First, “that the agreements with the associations be clear and that they be multiannual”. Or “that the allocation of grants be made on transparent and fair criteria for all associations”.