This section is dedicated to inconsistencies in the speeches made over the past 10 years. Over the next three months, we will show you how some people's speeches have changed. Evolution, some might say.... We say seismic shift!!
- In 2010, when the two communes of Blonay and Saint-Légier decided to opt out of the proposed 10-member merger, the trustee of St-Légier, Alain Bovay, justified his reasoning by saying: “Experience shows that mergers are appropriate in the context of major projects or simply when needed. Neither of these two fundamental conditions is proven today.”
- In 2012, the two communes of Blonay and Saint-Légier will initiate a Local Agenda 21 process (following the presentation of a postulate by a PLR local councillor). For this exercise, each commune will release a sum of 15,000 francs.
Initially, the two incorporated communes, together with the municipal secretaries, the scholarship holders and the heads of the Technical Offices, analyse the strengths and weaknesses of each commune in terms of the environment, the economy and society.
In a second phase, a citizen participation process is set up to encourage the appropriation of the process by the inhabitants (organization of two workshops open to the population in each of the communes and then pooling the results).
A report is produced by the mandated company, UNIVERTS, a sustainable development consultancy. Interesting conclusions:
- The process of setting up a Local Agenda 21 should be used to encourage inhabitants to become more involved in public life and to express themselves on municipal policy.
- Create spaces for debate within the framework of citizen participation but also on a regular, on-going basis