Reunion/TCO: elected officials (re)launch the Development Council

Published on 19/10/2021 | La rédaction


Under the presidency of the first vice-president, Huguette Bello, the elected representatives of the community council had to discuss in particular the signature of an agreement with Soliha in order to encourage the inhabitants to make energy savings, the new modalities of access to the device of animal sterilization come into force, the revival of the Council of development of the TCO, the validation of the test phase of the Sustainable City Label, the presentation of the boxes of electronic vote We publish here the press release of the TCO.

Under the presidency of the 1st vice-president, Mrs Huguette Bello, the elected members of the Community Council had to debate in particular the signature of an agreement with Soliha in order to encourage the inhabitants to make energy savings; the new terms of access to the animal sterilisation system come into force; the relaunch of the TCO Development Council; the validation of the test phase of the Sustainable City Label; the presentation of electronic voting boxes;...


Signature of an agreement with SOLIHA to encourage residents to make energy savings On 2 August last, the TCO validated the implementation of theAccompaniment to the Energy Renovation (SARE), intended to inform, sensitize and accompany the households of the West towards a project of energy renovation. In addition to this system, the community's elected representatives have validated the implementation of the ZESTE program (Zones outre-mer Solidaires pour la Transition Energétique), dedicated to supporting households in order to achieve energy savings.

The ZESTE program (Zones Outre-Mer Solidaires pour la Transition Energétique), is an Energy Savings Certificates (CEE) support program certified by the State in February 2020. by the State in February 2020, aimed at deploying actions to support households in the French overseas territories in favour of energy savings. It is carried out at the national level by the company SONERGIA and deployed at the local level by the federation SOLIHA (Solidaires pour l'Habitat).

The ZESTE programme is divided into six actions:

- Action 1 - the territorial diagnosis
- Action 2 - the territorial animation
- Action 3 - the collective workshops
- Action 4 - the eco-gestures visits
- Action 5 - the eco work assessment
- Action 6 - the eco-conso

This programme is entirely free of charge for all households in the West Coast area and will end in 2023.


In the context of the fight against the roaming of dogs and cats, the TCO has been committed, since 2002, to a proactive policy of sterilization of domestic animals. This is reflected in the fact that sterilisation costs are free for users who are not taxable and for animal protection associations.

With a view to renewing the pet sterilisation contract, the elected representatives have validated access to the system for middle-income earners. These taxable but low-income users are often excluded from public service aid schemes. Thus, the agglomeration community will allocate a flat-rate financial contribution to middle-income households to encourage them to sterilize their animals.

In order to test the acceptance of this new segment of the population, it was agreed to open the scheme on a one-off basis for the first year, during targeted periods and not throughout the year as for non-taxable households. The community delegates also approved an increase in the quota of animals that can be taken in free of charge. Thus, the ceiling for associations domiciled in the western territory has been raised to 30 and it has been raised to 20 for associations outside the territory but which can prove that they are active in the territory.


The TCO Development Council is relaunched Created in 2003, the TCO Development Council, which participated in the elaboration of the SCOT and the TCO's application for the Ecocity label, has been dormant for about ten years.

A genuine tool dedicated to participatory democracy, the development council makes it possible to associate socio-professional players and civil society with the actions of local elected officials, in favour of the sustainable development of the territory. It thus reinforces the democratic legitimacy of the intermunicipality.

Rich in the diversity of its members, who come from different backgrounds and sensitivities, and in the diversity of their skills, the development council is a space for dialogue characterised by a sense of listening and respect for everyone's voice.

The elected representatives of the TCO have decided to re-establish the development council. This body is also part of the dynamic of co-construction undertaken by the TCO as part of the elaboration of its territorial project, through the Territorial Workshops. This process of citizen participation opens up a prospective work on the West by 2040 with the 5 member municipalities, all partners and civil society in all its diversity.

The elected representatives have decided on the composition of the development council in 4 colleges (college of the economic world, college of the associative world, college of the educational domain, college of the social domain, etc.).The elected representatives have decided on the composition of the development council in 4 colleges (college of the economic world, college of the associative world, college of the field of education, integration and training, college of experts), honorary members and qualified persons.


Sustainable City Label | Validation of the test phase

In 2019, the TCO is committed to co-constructing the Innovative Sustainable City label (VDI) with the EFFICACITY research institute and CEREMA alongside 6 other local authorities. During the pilot phase, which began in 2020, the TCO contributed to the evaluation and improvement of a list of predefined indicators for each objective of the label. This first phase made it possible to create a new version of the label with a major change: the dual VDI and Cit'ergie label. In accordance with the agreement, the TCO is in the process of carrying out phase 2 of the co-construction of the label: the self-test/evaluation of the 60 objectives of the label, from September to November 2021.

This self-assessment is an opportunity for the local authority to draw up a diagnosis and give visibility to its overall strategy for the ecological, digital and innovation transition.


Information for the members of the Community Council on the CRC report on SPL Tamarun
The community elected representatives have taken note of the final report of the Chambre Régionale des Comptes on the 2016 and subsequent financial years of the SPL Tamarun.
In summary, the CRC underlines the good financial health of Tamarun, which generates a positive result of between €0.4 and €0.5 million each year.
The Chamber recommends that the SPL reclassify the development activity.


Presentation of electronic voting systems
Elected representatives were able to test the new electronic voting systems that will put an end to the traditional "show of hands" vote.
Practical and modern, this electronic voting system automatically records the votes of elected representatives and allows for better monitoring of the session.
As the vote appears on the screen by name, elected representatives who have forgotten to vote can thus be more easily identified.


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