It's good to be back!
Some interesting things came through the door in my absence; like the information about road repairs in my ward. Although I had raised the issue of the need for repairs on the road in question in recent times, this was the first indication that I had had as local member of the works. So much for the SNP/Libdem claims of a new openness.
The leaflet did expose one thing. In it the administration note that between 2002 and 2007 £64m was spent on road maintenance but that for 2007-10 the sum proposed to be spent will be £85m. The £64m over 5 years was the most ever spent on road maintenance but the SNP/Libdems have made a choice, they want to spend even more on roads. That's fine, that's democracy. But that means they have made a choice to spend that extra £19m on roads rather than on schools, for example, or to support buses to keep more folk out of cars, or towards the contribution the Council will have to make for the trams.
The supposedly greener than green SNP/Libdems have chosen cars over kids, cars over buses, cars over trams. Well, at least now we know.
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