After the storm, Hidalgo, breathes

It is a “book of belief, not that of a candidate in the local elections”. Anne Hidalgo has been writing this summer and has just handed over his manuscript. Result : argument is of 80 pages, devoted exclusively to the environment and awfully titled “Breathe”. “The goal is to explain why Paris is changing, why the capital invested on the decline of the place of the car and why it must be done quickly,” said one of his advisors. In short, the opportunity for the mayor socialist of the capital to the pedagogy of choice, very often criticised, in terms of ecology. The opportunity, especially after the political storm of the beginning of the year, to regain the initiative following the fiascoes of Velib and Autolib. Two folders nightmares for the municipality. Paralyzed before the summer, the service Velib slowly resumes : they have gone from 5000 races per day in June to 30 000 this week with the goal of reaching 90 000 at the end of September. Arrested in July, Autolib will be replaced next month by a car-sharing service developed by Renault and PSA during the second half of September.

Under pressure and increasingly in the crosshairs of the political friends of Emmanuel Macron (Griveaux, Gantzer, Mahjoubi, renson explained) that guignent its place, Anne Hidalgo is trying to regain the hand. The plan of renovation of schools continues (450 have been redone for the new school year). It resumed its international operations with a move from 11 to 13 September in Los Angeles (to speak of OJ) and San Francisco (to refer to the warming climate). On 26 September, the day of the release of his book, it will be in New York, at the invitation of Antonio Gutierrez and Emmanuel Macron to the second edition of the “One Summit Planet”, held in parallel with the opening of the 73e session of the general Assembly of the united Nations. “The evidence that the mayor and the president of the Republic can work together,” remarks one of his counselors.

Paris progresses in an international ranking, a breath of fresh air for the mayor

After a half of very complicated, Anne Hidalgo wants to believe that the worst is behind it. Has see. Because the competition is tough and large to succeed him in 2020. The town hall, we prefer to make fun of this “pushing and shoving” and brandish a study of anglo-saxon cities the most livable in the world and published in August by the magazine “The Economist”. In this international ranking (140 cities ranked) dominated by Vienna and Melbourne, Paris points to the 19e place (far ahead of London 48e and New York 57e) and climb of 13 places in a year. A breath of fresh air welcome to a mayor in political difficulty within two years of the next term of the council.

*”Breathe”, Anne Hidalgo, ed. the Observatory, 80 p, in bookstores on September 26.

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