Préfet de Seine-Saint-Denis v. Maire de Saint-Denis

February 19, 2020
Provisional judgment
France, Montreuil

Préfecture de Seine-Saint-Denis
Laurent Russier
Me Daucé

Summary proceedings
The prefect requests the cancellation of the decree banning the use of synthetic pesticides issued by Laurent Russier, mayor of Saint-Denis.
Administrative Court of Montreuil, France

March 3, 2020
The Prefect of Seine-Saint-Denis' request is rejected.

The order banning the use of pesticides in the municipality issued by the mayor of Saint-Denis is attacked by the prefect of Seine-Saint-Denis on the grounds that this measure is not the responsibility of a mayor but of the Minister of Agriculture. The hearing at the Administrative Court of Montreuil for seven towns in Seine-Saint-Denis which had adopted an anti-pesticide order took place on 2/25/2019. On March 3, 2020, the interim relief judge rejects the request of the Prefect of Seine-Saint-Denis.