Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Making History

Budget debate restarts at 10:00 this morning. This time only one third of members need to support the budget for it to pass, so it must be almost certain that Boris will get his way.

The first GLA budget ever to freeze the council tax precept hopefully paves the way for further savings over the next three years.

UPDATE - the budget was approved, with only the Greens promoting an alternative. The Lib Dems produced a wish list with some original and interesting ideas, but not costings. Labour came up with a shorter list but no figures. They gave the impression of wanting to spend much more but welcoming the council tax freeze.

History has been made!

1 comment:

John M Ward said...

It looks as though Boris has a real winner there, if the other parties are posturing but have no costed proposals to offer. I've seen this before, and that's almost certainly what it really means.