MARIGOT: At a press conference last week, the Prefect Serge Gouteyron let perceive a hint of annoyance about the reproaches expressed by some, including “a columnist on the radio.” “The State had to change its method, that’s what I did!” commented Serge Gouteyron who arrived in the territory a year ago.
“I organize public meetings, I go on the ground. I went to Sandy Ground where 20 people came to a neighborhood meeting. I was supposed to go to Quartier d’Orléans to meet with the associations, the neighborhood council, the residents, but because of the events, I had to postpone. I go to the field and I am reproached for not having changed my method?”, continues the state representative. “I committed myself to report on the action of the state every two months. Every two months I will go to the neighborhoods to explain our actions,” he insists. “Sometimes I will be proud, sometimes I will bow my head because I will be in trouble,” he said.
Among the commitments that the Prefect made following discussions with the collective, the prefect had validated with the management of the gendarmerie the installation of a gendarmerie permanence in Quartier d’Orléans while waiting for the relocation of the brigade. The opening of the office was planned for this week but may be postponed due to the situation in Sandy Ground and the mobilization of the gendarmes on the ground.