Budget approved today --- not the Labour Group one unfortunately :-(
It did all come down to the casting vote of the Lord Provost though - with the Conservatives and the Greens backing the Labour Amendment ... with further minor amendments of their own.
I very much welcome the approach taken by the other two Opposition Groups in the run-up to, and during, the Budget debate.
So,29/29 was the split :-((
Main differences between the Lib-Dem/SNP Administration Budget, and the Labour Group Budget, are undoubtedly the very significant reduction to Education funding in the approved budget; and also the significant reduction to voluntary sector funding in the approved budget. Neither of these two reductions (at all) was contained within the joint-Opposition position, with very different political choices being made.
All the Labour Group budget details are as published earlier - follow the links here - and the Administration budget details can now be found on the Council's main web-site.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you need any further information.