As far as I can make out, this arrangement has nothing to do with policy and everything to do with position and money:
- Lib-Dems (17 seats) support trams
- SNP (12 seats) oppose trams
- even so 29 seats don't make a majority of the 58 total seats
- so, Tories (11 seats) take chair of Police Board and will use their casting vote
... problems resolved? I think not!
... and I suspect nothing much of a radical nature (or even close to it) is going to happen in Edinburgh for the next 4 years.