Tuesday, 17 April 2012

City Budget Committee & other stuff

Well, what a weekend that was ! As expected, lost my shirt at the Poker Night but bounced back on Sunday to enjoy the second best ever day at Hampden. So far. I suspect this debate is already dead in the water but I would much prefer to see the Scottish Cup Final on 19th May played at Murrayfield. It would be brilliant for the city, both clubs and Hearts and Hibs fans. Probably too many vested interests at play though for common sense to prevail on this occasion.

Anyway, back to business, with a massively busy week ahead. Surgeries and Ratho Community Council last night and a full day today starting at the opening of the new community cafe in the refurbished St Joseph's Centre at Balerno Church. Followed by a walkabout in Wester Hailes and I've got a few issues I want to raise. A Regulatory Committee briefing at 2pm and a WEGARAH meeting this evening.

Pleased to have had a couple of articles posted on the Edinburgh Labour website today and yesterday. A City Budget Committee to open up the Council's budget setting process and a gentle reminder that Council debt levels have increased to worrying levels in the last 5 years and could be unsustainable in the current climate.

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