On Friday, November 24, in the presence of the mayor, members of the municipal council, the Minister of the Interior Patrice Cellario, and residents of A Qietüdine retirement home, Monaco’s Christmas lights were officially turned on at 6 pm at Place d’Armes.
This year, the Communal Council also wished to associate the event with Friends of the Blood Donors of Monaco. Members of the Board of Directors, as well as young donors, were on hand.
Mayor Georges Marsan pointed out that “as early as September” state-employed electricians were working in collaboration with Blachère Illumination to install the lights.
“Thanks to their work, the magic of Christmas is delivered every year,” the mayor said. “We have for several years decorations exclusively equipped with LEDs which allows us to reduce the power consumption and to bring an additional luminous sparkle to the decorations.”
The official party and elected officials were driven through the streets of the Principality in order to discover the various decorations aboard a vehicle provided free of charge by the Compagnie des Autobus de Monaco.
In other news from the Town Hall, the next public meeting of the municipal council will take place on Wednesday, November 29, at 6 pm.
The agenda for this session will include consideration of:
– Draft Regulatory Amendments to Sovereign Ordinance no. 4.482 of September 13, 2013, (recast no. 9).
– Draft amending Sovereign Ordinance no. 3.647 of September 9, 1966 and its annexes.
– 2018 rates (municipal police, social action service, municipal sports service and associations).
– points about the exotic garden.