Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Policy and Strategy Meeting today

Well, rather shockingly - the Lib-Dem/SNP Administration basically agreed the broad outline of an amendment that we tabled on the ABM programme at today's meeting ;-)

... a new cross-Party grouping is to be set up (Group Leaders and Group Finance Spokespersons) to oversee the ABM Programme and to ensure that, that grouping has full involvement into the intended report (outlining any next ABM steps) which will be coming back to Full Council on the 16th December 2010.

I still can't get to read that Gateway Review, but at least we will now have some involvement - between now and December at least - into the next phase of the ABM Programme ... maybe, just maybe, we'll be able to influence its direction?


Anonymous said...

Perhaps a cull of the senior officers would offer a commensurate level of savings and little real impact on service delivery. It could even mean that elected officials might have to do a stroke.

Andrew said...


Thanks for the comment ... I do believe you have a point! We'll certainly be pressing for alternatives to the current business model (forgive the pun!) that seems to have so bedazzled the current Administration.