In Sisteron (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence), the tax center must move to Digne-les-Bains. € 800,000 were invested there two years ago and elected officials denounce a waste.
The Sisteron tax service (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) receives 8,000 people every year. But it will be relocated to Digne-les-Bains, 40 km away. All services were grouped together in a former La Poste building two years ago for an amount of € 800,000. Today, the mayor of the town, Daniel Spagnou, does not understand this new relocation project. “Rurality is in great difficulty. If we continue to shut down public services, how do you expect companies to come to us ”, questions the chosen one.
Opening of service houses to the public
But the director of the tax center wants to reassure the inhabitants and promises that a permanence of two agents out of the current eight will remain in Sisteron. In addition, 21 public service houses should see the light of day in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. An insufficient solution for the unions and the mayor who call for a large demonstration on Saturday, September 28 to defend public services in rural areas.