The Green group of councillors will today scrutinise the Mayor, George Ferguson, through a series of questions and statements to his Cabinet meeting (6pm, City Hall).
Green councillor for Ashley, Rob Telford said: “With the new scrutiny arrangements now in place, it is more important than ever that local councillors scrutinise decisions made at all levels of the council. We will continue to encourage members of the public to step forward to question and probe elected and unelected officials in our roles as local councillors.”
Tonight’s questions and statements:
- Councillor Charlie Bolton (Southville) will urge the mayor to reconsider the proposal to cut the funding for the ‘Show of Strength’ theatre project.
- Councillor Daniella Radice (Bishopston) will ask what has happened to the money secured in this year’s budget process by reversing a £500,000 cut to the parks maintenance budget.
- Councillor Martin Fodor (Redland) will ask what overall revenue and carbon benefits there might be from phase 1 of the District Heating project.
- Councillor Rob Telford (Ashley) will ask what the overall budget loss has been for domestic & sexual violence services due to national government’s austerity measures.
Councillor Gus Hoyt attends in his capacity as Assistant Mayor, and will present reports on parks grounds maintenance procurement, River Avon strategic flood defense, and District Heating Phase 1.
Full details of tonight’s agenda can be found on the council website here: https://www.bristol.gov.uk/committee/2014/ua/agenda/0701_1800_ua000.html