Monday, June 10, 2013

City Council tonight

Tonight, after my weekly ward surgeries at Harris Academy and the Mitchell Street Centre, I participated in the City Council meeting and council committees.

* At the City Council meeting, I sought assurances that, should the Belmont Estate be considered for sale (this is subject to parliamentary approval), the sake goes ahead only if the sum likely to be realised for the benefit of the people of Dundee meets market valuation.

* At the Environment Committee, I spoke in a debate about domestic waste collection strategy.   I emphasised the need for the council to provide appropriate recycling facilities for the many tenemental and flatted accommodated across the city.   I pointed out that the council has a mountain to climb to meet its recycling targets and providing appropriate recycling facilities is vital.