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

February 11, 2020
Provisional judgment
France, Montreuil

Préfecture de Seine-Saint-Denis
Patrice Calméjane
Me Cebron de Lisle, Me Liaud

Summary proceedings
Herbicide, Glyphosate, Other
The Prefect requests the cancellation of the decree from September 6, 2019, banning the use of synthetic pesticides and glyphosate-based products within 10 m of homes taken by Patrice Calméjane, Mayor of Villemomble.
Administrative Court of Montreuil, France

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

The order banning the use of pesticides in the municipality issued by the mayor of Villemomble 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.