This is why, Dennis

I REFER to Dennis Barton’s letter of February 16 in which he requested me to give my reasons for supporting a freeze in council tax.

In the unlikely eventuality that Labour members defy the whip and their leader Coun James Alexander’s politically motivated budget, we will see the benefits with no increase in council tax and yet we will enjoy more basic services protected, while cutting vanity projects and unnecessary spending.

Full details of the amendment are being finalised with the council’s finance director, who will confirm the amendment to be entirely valid and a genuine choice.

By freezing council tax, York will receive several hundred thousand pounds from a government grant, which is more money for the economy of York.

Furthermore, by freezing council tax it will mean more money in the pockets of York residents to spend. In a nutshell, we want to look after the most vulnerable and protect key council services but ultimately we trust York’s residents more to best know how to spend their money for the greater good than Coun Alexander.

Coun Chris Steward (Conservative), Rural West York.

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11:21am Tue 19 Feb 13

Mulgrave says...

I consider it an utter disgrace that as a newly elected councellor, Anna Semlyen was at the head of the queue to receive ward funding for the so called eco project based at her own home, but as the driving force behind the costly blanket 20mph plan she is a leading advocate of the increase in Council Tax, I recall a letter to The Press last year lecturing about how accepting the freeze grant would cost us all money. To add insult to injury she has been elevated to Chair of the Council's Economic and City Development Scrutiny Committee.
I consider it an utter disgrace that as a newly elected councellor, Anna Semlyen was at the head of the queue to receive ward funding for the so called eco project based at her own home, but as the driving force behind the costly blanket 20mph plan she is a leading advocate of the increase in Council Tax, I recall a letter to The Press last year lecturing about how accepting the freeze grant would cost us all money. To add insult to injury she has been elevated to Chair of the Council's Economic and City Development Scrutiny Committee. Mulgrave

1:26pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Buzz Light-year says...

I consider it an utter disgrace that as a newly elected councellor, Anna Semlyen

These words are enough.
[quote]I consider it an utter disgrace that as a newly elected councellor, Anna Semlyen[/quote] These words are enough. Buzz Light-year

1:31pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Scarlet Pimpernel says...

Buzz Light-year wrote:
I consider it an utter disgrace that as a newly elected councellor, Anna Semlyen
These words are enough.
Please clarify Buzz - do you mean that this Councillor is a disgrace ?
[quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote]I consider it an utter disgrace that as a newly elected councellor, Anna Semlyen[/quote] These words are enough.[/p][/quote]Please clarify Buzz - do you mean that this Councillor is a disgrace ? Scarlet Pimpernel

3:47pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Buzz Light-year says...

I mean it's a disgrace she was elected.
I mean it's a disgrace she was elected. Buzz Light-year

9:22pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Scarlet Pimpernel says...

Buzz Light-year wrote:
I mean it's a disgrace she was elected.
Agreed !
[quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: I mean it's a disgrace she was elected.[/p][/quote]Agreed ! Scarlet Pimpernel

7:32am Wed 20 Feb 13

Buzz Light-year says...

Scarlet Pimpernel wrote:
Buzz Light-year wrote: I mean it's a disgrace she was elected.
Agreed !
For different reasons I suspect.
[quote][p][bold]Scarlet Pimpernel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: I mean it's a disgrace she was elected.[/p][/quote]Agreed ![/p][/quote]For different reasons I suspect. Buzz Light-year

7:32am Wed 20 Feb 13

Buzz Light-year says...

Scarlet Pimpernel wrote:
Buzz Light-year wrote: I mean it's a disgrace she was elected.
Agreed !
For different reasons I suspect.
[quote][p][bold]Scarlet Pimpernel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: I mean it's a disgrace she was elected.[/p][/quote]Agreed ![/p][/quote]For different reasons I suspect. Buzz Light-year

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