Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Budget talks

After the last meeting of the City Council's Policy and Resources Committee, I wrote to the Council Leader suggesting that all-party informal discussion between group leaders on the 2010/11 revenue budget takes place.

I indicated that "as a City Council, facing a significant financial challenge and I think it is in the interests of the city that we all work together irrespective of politics in a productive way to minimise any negative impact on service provision."

I was pleased to learn earlier today that the City Council Leader has arranged for such talks to take place next Monday. The Liberal Democrats have accepted the invitation to such talks from the SNP administration and we hope that all political groups will equally respond positively.