Agglomeration community of Caen la Mer
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|Caen la Mer|
|• President||Joël Bruneau (LR)|
|• Total||222.28 km2 (85.82 sq mi)|
- 1 History
- 2 Presidents of Caen la Mer
- 3 Member Communes
- 4 Skills
- 5 Demography
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
The agglomeration had its origins in the creation in 1990 of a District of Greater Caen (DGC) which consisted of 18 communes.
Since then the grouping transformed itself in 2002 into an Agglomeration called the Communauté d'agglomération du Grand Caen. Since 2004 it has been called the communauté d'agglomération Caen la mer.
The community welcomed ten more member communes on 1 January 2003 and Sannerville on 1 January 2004.
From 1 January 2013, a further six communes were accepted into the agglomeration: three communes from the former Communauté de communes des Rives de l'Odonn (which consisted of Tourville-sur-Odon, Verson, and Mouen) and Colleville-Montgomery, Ouistreham, and Saint-André-sur-Orne. This regrouping created an agglomeration of 236,167 inhabitants.
The agglomeration staff numbered 650 workers in 2009, with an annual budget of €245 million, of which €95.9 million were investments.
Presidents of Caen la Mer
- 23 November 1990 - 9 April 2001 : Jean-Marie Girault (UDF), Mayor of Caen
- 10 April 2001 - 17 April 2008 : Luc Duncombe (UDF-NC), Deputy Mayor of Caen
- 18 April 2008 - 25 April 2014 : Philippe Duron (PS), Mayor of Caen
- 25 April 2014 - present : Joël Bruneau (The Republicans), Mayor of Caen
As of 2013 the agglomeration included 35 communes.
The Commune members send a total of 139 delegates to the communitary council
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In accordance with the provisions of the Chevènement Act of 12 July 1999, the responsibilities delegated by the member municipalities of Caen La Mer are divided into three groups:
- Required skills
- Facilitative skills and
- Optional skills
These were determined by the decision of the Community Council of 21 January 2005.
The communauté d'agglomération collects only one tax: a business tax (TP) of 16.06% per annum of the rental value of buildings.
- The creation, development, maintenance and management of areas of industrial, commercial, services, handicrafts, tourism, ports, and airport activities (e.g. Port of Caen, Caen – Carpiquet Airport) in the interests of the community
- Economic development activities recognized as of community interest with the SEM Normandy development and the agency Synergia.
Development of Community spaces
- Planning Territorial Coherence and master plan
- Design and production of ZAC recognized developments in the community interest
- Organisation of Urban Transport. In this context, the community is associated with the General Council of Calvados in a joint union called Viacités, the transport organizing authority of the agglomeration, to whom it delegates its public transport network - the bus and tram network Twisto.
Social balance of housing
- the Local Habitat Program (PLH), signed in 2003, for the annual construction of 1,400 housing units, including 400 for social security, until 2010
- Housing policy in the community interest
- Actions and financial aid for social housing recognized as being in the community interest
- Reserve land for the implementation of the EU's social policy for a balanced habitat
- Actions, by operations of community interest, for housing for the poor
- Improvement of the housing stock of the community
Contractual arrangements for urban development, local development and the economic and social integration of community interests (e.g. the City Contract and Urban Contract for social cohesion, the Grand City project and ANRU convention, and the local integration program for the economy (PLIE)
- Local measures in the community interest to prevent delinquency
- Counselling to prevent delinquency and local security measures.
- Creation or development and maintenance of roads recognized to be in the community interest
- Creation or development and management of parking areas recognized to be in the community interest.
The community has all the skills of the member communes to monitor, collect and treat wastewater through two stations.
- Protection and enhancement of the environment:
- Fight against air pollution
- Fight against nuisance noise
- Collect and eliminate or use waste from households and other waste through the management of five civic recycling centres.
- Security and control of fire:
- Participation in the Fire and Rescue service (SDIS)
- Secretariat of the security committee of the town
- Actions for higher education:
- Actions and research on public and private higher education in the community interest.
- Telecommunications network:
Creation of a telecommunications network available for all
- Fight against floods
- Welcoming of vagrants
- Planning and Land Management.
- Culture and Sports: construction, development, maintenance and management of cultural and sports facilities recognized to be in the community interest
- the swimming pools at the Aquatic Stadia in the Grace of God, the Chemin-Vert, and the Montmorency districts, and the ice-skating rink.
- Libraries: at Caen, Hérouville, and Ifs;
- Theatres: Champ Exquisite at Blainville and Jean-Vilar at Ifs;
- Cinemas: Le Lux and Le Café des images
- Conservatory and the musical season of the Caen Orchestra
- School of Fine Arts and Media of Caen
- Management of Union House
- Suburban parks and rural areas:
- development and management of suburban parks in the agglomeration
- development of rural areas within the jurisdiction of the communes
- maintenance and management of angle parking areas and municipal government levees.
- find means to supervise and monitor places of swimming and water activities, subject to the exercise of police powers by the mayors
- monitoring and maintenance of beaches subject to the exercise of police powers by the mayors
- Development and promotional activities in the community interest such as:
- Provision to the member communes of means to take Community action (especially in the context of Article L5211-56 of the General Code for Local Authorities)
The population of the metropolitan area has experienced the same trend as in similar cities in France: the central city saw its population stagnate or decline, while suburban areas experienced strong growth. The total population has decreased from 201,369 in 1990 to 223,106 in 2006.
Demographic trends (Source: INSEE)
From 1962 to 1999 there was no double counting of people who stayed in multiple communes.
- Creation of the new agglomeration community of Caen la Mer 12 June 2012
- Without double counting, from the municipal population of France 2010 (legal population in 2013).
- Ouest-France, Caen Edition, 30 November 2012 (French)
- Communal composition of the Caen agglomération
- Baron-sur-Odon, Fontaine-Étoupefour, Mondrainville and Rots are the only communes in the conurbation of Caen who are not part of the agglomération.