Monday, June 14, 2010

The Cuts Arrive

Well, now we know - the City Council's budget is sliced by £355,000, which by my rough back-of-an-envelope calauclations would be the equivalent of a 5% rise in council tax. That's a lot of money indeed but the challenge for councillors is taking that money out without people feeling the pain on the frontline.

The national government is running a consultation exercise asking the public where they would like to see cuts; I wonder if the City Council went to its residents and asked where we could spend less money, what they'd say?

1 comment:

grumpy resident said...

The council currently tries to do a lot and does it badly, instead it should focus on maintenance and picking up the bins. Which it currently struggles to do.