Friday, 16 June 2017

The 'No Money' Council can find money to protect councillors' jobs

The Electoral Review Panel met yesterday to consider the Local Government Boundary Electoral Commission's decision to reject the Council's proposal for 99 councillors in 2021 and instead to have a final period of public consultation on 87.

If the Council is worried about its reputation with the public or the Commission (and it most certainly should be) it should not be commissioning further work on the Lib Dem/Indy proposal for 99. But it is.

Self evidently the administration should wait until the Commission has given the Council the final number in September and then commence work on working out the new boundaries.

The Lib Dem /Indy led Council's 50+ meetings/events/'workshops' (code for meetings where councillors do not try to take decisions) and its 300 page submission, which the Commission has not supported, is just an embarrassment.

The 'No Money' Council can find money to protect councillors' jobs.

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