United and more audible. The presidents of the seven departments of Île-de-France meet on Friday at the Seine Musicale to celebrate the launch of their association, Adif, with the aim of becoming “privileged interlocutors of the government”.
For this great first, the presidents Jean-François Parigi (Seine-et-Marne), François Durovray (Essonne), Georges Siffredi (Hauts-de-Seine), Marie-Christine Cavecchi (Val-d'Oise), Pierre Bédier ( Yvelines), Stéphane Troussel (Seine-Saint-Denis) and Olivier Capitanio (Val-de-Marne) want to defend the French singularity of their situation in the Ile-de-France conurbation and bring an “effective and inclusive vision” of a territory bringing together “ 90% of the regional population”, excluding Paris and its twenty arrondissements.
“In continuation of a dynamic of cooperation initiated in 2019 with the creation of the Interdepartmental Solidarity and Investment Fund (FS2i), we are coming together to defend better consideration of departmental reality in the organization of Greater Paris and more generally in debates on decentralization,” explains President LR Georges Siffredi, successor to Patrick Devedjian, who died in March 2020, victim of Covid.
The new association promises to shed particular light on all subjects linked to the development of these neighboring and partner communities. Development, transport, housing, education, solidarity, employment, environment... The files are numerous and the seven communities will undoubtedly also be able to weigh differently from now on within the Assembly of the Departments of France, chaired by François Sauvadet, UDI president of the Coast -Golden.