Submission Documents: By Councillor Malcolm Cunning:- "Council notes the demands of COSLA that Scottish Local Government requires nearly 1bn in additional funding this year "simply to survive". Council further notes that budget cuts in Glasgow, as a direct consequence of the Scottish Government's decisions, have come under increasing public scrutiny and anger, as citizens become increasingly frustrated with the levels of service that can be delivered. Council believes that a decade of deliberate underfunding and centralisation of funding by the Scottish Government has deeply harmed the ability of Local Government to respond to the needs of the citizens that have elected the members of this Council; and further believes that the hard-working officers of this Council and its frontline staff are doing the best they can with the diminishing resources available to them; and believes that this current situation is not of their making. Council, therefore, reiterates the position by COSLA, believes that Local Government is in an emergency situation; believes that this administration can and must do more publicly to demand adequate funding; and resolves to instruct the Leader of the Council to write to Kate Forbes MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, in these terms. In so doing, Council demonstrates its solidarity with the Trade Unions, third sector organisations and others who have been actively campaigning at the Scottish Parliament, and elsewhere, for a significantly better deal for Scottish Local Government." Help Icon

This is the list of documents available for the submission By Councillor Malcolm Cunning:- "Council notes the demands of COSLA that Scottish Local Government requires nearly 1bn in additional funding this year "simply to survive". Council further notes that budget cuts in Glasgow, as a direct consequence of the Scottish Government's decisions, have come under increasing public scrutiny and anger, as citizens become increasingly frustrated with the levels of service that can be delivered. Council believes that a decade of deliberate underfunding and centralisation of funding by the Scottish Government has deeply harmed the ability of Local Government to respond to the needs of the citizens that have elected the members of this Council; and further believes that the hard-working officers of this Council and its frontline staff are doing the best they can with the diminishing resources available to them; and believes that this current situation is not of their making. Council, therefore, reiterates the position by COSLA, believes that Local Government is in an emergency situation; believes that this administration can and must do more publicly to demand adequate funding; and resolves to instruct the Leader of the Council to write to Kate Forbes MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, in these terms. In so doing, Council demonstrates its solidarity with the Trade Unions, third sector organisations and others who have been actively campaigning at the Scottish Parliament, and elsewhere, for a significantly better deal for Scottish Local Government.".

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