In a fully-packed Palais Nikaia, Christian Estrosi, MP-Mayor of Nice and President of Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis, expressed his wishes to the 12,000 agents of Nice and their families.
The ceremony, attended by over 7,000 guests on January 6, 2015, included many mayors, Regional and Municipal Councillors, the department MPs and Adolphe Colrat, Alpes-Maritimes Prefect, Eric Ciotti, President of the General Council of the Alpes-Maritimes, David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes and Jean-Michel Drevet, Services General Manager of Nic and the Metropolis Nice Côte d’Azur. The TF 1 show Danse Avec Les Stars, offered by the City of Nice, ended up the ceremony, delighting the audience.
Highlighting the dedication
During this great ritual event Niçois in the beginning of the year, Christian Estrosi thanked the major players that contributed to the smooth running of the department and the agents of the city of Nice, the Metropolis Nice Côte d’Azur and the Communal Centre of Social Action and their families.
Christian Estrosi praised the, cultural, sporting and social associations, the public service and the volunteers. He saluted the work of these men and women serving Nice, who, through to their dedication, investment, skills and mobilization of every day made of Nice a successful territory.
The mayor called on stage the news sports talents in Nice: Alexys Bosetti, Jérôme Ardisson, Eric Camilly, Andy Verdoia, Eric Bauthéac and Fabien Barel.
A thought for Hervé Gourdel
Christian Estrosi told his horror in front of Hervé Gourdel’s death, this climber torn away from his mountains and barbarically murdered by Islamists criminals from another world, and expressed his sympathy to the families and loved ones ravaged by the fanaticism.
City on the move
The mayor mentioned the great success stories of the city of Nice like the realization of the Promenade Paillon – La Coulée Verte – the renovation of the South train station – which today are not ruins but full of life. He recalled all the awards the city of Nice received for the quality of its administration, the inventiveness of its actions, the restoration of its heritage and the thousand local projects, undertaken despite continuing reductions in subsidies from the state. In 2014, Nice won the Jury’s and the Public’s Awards in the “National Nicest Landscape”. He also mentioned his fight against the unfair and outrageous law on school rhythms.
In his wishes of realization, Christian Estrosi spoke of promoting the famous ski resorts of the department and welcomed the arrival of the tram running through Nice from west to east. For him, the Eco-Valley Economic development is a major future challenge to face in creating jobs for our young people, with the renovation of Cap 3000 and the construction of the largest shopping center in France, the Polygon Riviera, which will create 2,000 jobs.
The fight of a department
Christian Estrosi called to fight together for the Nice International Airport, the second in France after Charles de Gaulle one, to remain Niçois and belong to the Niçois. “Our airport is the heart of our future and our jobs! Don’t let it be sold to the only profits of investors who would not have interest in our territory. A fight that will be long and difficult, but together in 2015, everything will remain possible.” he said.
Dancing with the Stars stopped in Nice
On tour across France, Dancing with the Stars stopped at Nikaia for a great and glamorous show offered by the City of Nice which delighted the audience, all big fans of the show. The shows brings together celebrities who marked the program by their performance, their personalities and their perseverance, along with professional dancers from the show. Every couple has performed on stage the time of two dances, before receiving the notes and assessments of the jury.
Alizée, Tonya Kinzinger, Louisy Joseph, Ryane Bensetti, Chris Marques, Jean-Marc Généreux, Vincent Cerutti, Maxime Dereymez et Nathalie Pechalat set the Nikaia on fire.
Danse Avec les Stars is a French television program produced by BBCWorldwide France and TF1 Production. It is an adaptation of the Strictly Come Dancing show, broadcast in Britain since 2011.
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