Glasgow City Council Agenda - 22 February 2007, 13:30 Help

A meeting to be held at at 13:30 on 22 February 2007.

Number Item
2297Minutes of Council meeting of 14th December 2006 (Print 6, pages 703 to 706). View Papers
2Print 6 - Committees' minutes - Consideration of paragraphs marked "C", remaining paragraphs being submitted for information only (page 707 onwards). View Papers
3Print 6 - Area Committees' minutes - Submitted for information (Appendix 1).
4Consideration of minutes previously objected to.
5Changes to committees etc.
6Representation on outside bodies - West Community Planning Partnership - Remove Lawrence O'Neill and add Paul Rooney.
8Question by Councillor Niall Walker-.

"In the past 4 years the Council has encouraged the building of large numbers of flats. In some cities up to 50% of new flats are unoccupied. Can you tell me what percentage of our new flats are unoccupied?"
9Notice of Motion by Councillor John Mason

"Council notes the continuing problems facing Glasgow despite some welcome progress. Labour has been in power in Westminster since 1997, has led the Scottish Executive since 1999and has continued in power in Glasgow City Council. However, there remain many serious issues in the city which have not been resolve, including

(i) a widening gap between rich and poor;

(ii) large amounts of substandard housing despite the transfer to GHA;

(iii) congestion on the roads and no major improvement in public transport;

(iv) environmental problems including litter and lack of recycling;

(v) anti-social behaviour linked to alcohol abuse; and

(vi) loss of greenspace.

Within the Council too there have been significant steps in the wrong direction particularly in the last 2 years , including

(i) less democracy through the concentration of powers in the hands of the Leader and the Executive Committee; and

(ii) the dismantling of the Council (Housing, Building Services, Cultural & Leisure etc) leading to less joined-up thinking and action.

Therefore Council looks forward to the first Council elections in May under a fair voting system and a fresh approach and new direction after that."