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Rhône: victim of “anti-Semitic comments”, the mayor of Mions resigns

The mayor of the town of Mions, Claude Cohen, announced his resignation. He denounces the lack of listening to communities as well as the anti-Semitic remarks he experiences.

Claude Cohen, LR mayor of Mions for ten years, has decided; to present his resignation, Saturday April 20. On his Facebook page, the elected official sent his letter of resignation to the Prefect of the Region. "I am convinced that change will pave the way à a new chapter for the municipality," he explains. Among the reasons that push him à abandon his mandate, the dile explains, to France 3, that he thought that “the metropolis would facilitate files, which is not the case at all. The lack of listening to the metropolis of Lyon and its environmentalist president, Bruno Bernard, is pointed out pointed out by the mayors of small towns. In 2021, 45 “angry mayors" of the 59 in the metropolis denounced the governance of the majority. ecologist.

Second reason given: "anti-Semitic remarksé because of my name and my position are permanent. I can't take it anymore, the mayor laments to the news channel. Insults or ambiguous images targeting Claude Cohen have been published. noted in recent years, mainly on social networks. The elected official declares having filed several complaints, closed without further action. The mayor had also been arrested. victim in 2022 of an attempted knife attack without anti-Semitic motivation.

The city is penalized

Last reason put forward by Claude Cohen : the city has beené penalized for deficiencies in social housing after the decision of the prefect of Rhône, last January. The town of Mions wasé private access to the possibility of to issue building permits. The prefect believes that the municipality does not make enough room for social housing in its buildings. A justification that the mayor of Mions does not understand." I have never refused a single building permit for social housing. It simply turns out that there is no land available here, he assures us. Claude Cohen is not leaving completely politics. He announced remain a member of the municipal council and elected official of the metropolis.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116