Friends and readers.
Consultations a plenty as the City prepares to set a budget. Difficult decisions to be made and it’s clear savings will have to be found. Certainly looking at the very large salaries senor officials are earning some of these fat cats should be culled. For far to long City Council officials have found ways to thwart policy from the elected members using delaying tactics and excuses for why things can’t be done.
Any chink in the coalitions armoury will be exploited by these over paid punters and unless you are aware of their underhand methods then they will exploit any weakness they detect. Pilton Sucks has investigated several officials and named them on this site as having self interest at heart. It was Pilton Sucks who broke the story of the building services scandal where corrupt officials were lining their own pockets and in bed with several of the preferred contractors.
It was Sucks that first brought it to the public attention when denial was order of the day, and it was Sucks who persisted with the story until it became obvious that there was indeed corrupt activities taking place within building services. Sucks has said repeatedly that the Tram enquirey should be looking far more closely at TIE and it’s activities and looking at the massive handouts some of these asses received, it has yet to do that and we repeat these individuals should be put in the dock, we named the TIE board members on this site after numerous requests to the City for their names were refused, we found them anyway.
Divert attention from the real issue so it clouds what is really going on. We see this in the Edinburgh Evening news on a regular basis where it’s used as a platform for punters to divert attention from their own incompetence. We see in today’s edition 31-10-17 exactly that, where incompetence is diverted into blame, but we are sure that in the coming days Sucks will again be proven to be correct.
As the administration try’s to set a budget amidst continuing financial restraints is it really necessary to have so many 6 figure earners hiding within the Council. Since pale face Kerr took over from three jobs Bruce what has he actually achieved apart from bringing in a pal or two into high earning positions, positions it appears they are less than suitable for, Paul sleekit Lawrence for example, yes we know about that Andy boy.
Local Authority’s have now become bloated with fat cat under achieving high earners who produce nothing and only add to the wage bill of the City. The one and only thing that three jobs Bruce got right was making officials re apply for their own jobs while head honcho in Aberdeen, and making them justify their position, that should have happened here when she took over the comfy chair in Edinburgh, she didn’t and actually compounded the problem of corrupt ineffectual officials who were and some still are working their ticket within the Council.
This is one of the backdrops as the City prepares to try and set a budget, officials who are skilled in talking but say nothing, delaying anything they don’t like or reduces their power base, and that’s corruption folks by any other name.
Delivering core services is the remit of any local Authority, not vanity projects and should this Council go ahead with it’s proposed Tram extension amidst a backdrop of cuts or savings then those that vote for it should be prepared for a short shelf life. The interest alone on the first disaster would make the budget decisions a bit easier. The names of those individuals who voted in favour of the extension should be made public, we know who they are but the public don’t but they should, if we name them some 5 minute politician might accuse us of harassment or some stupid shit like that.
So the citizens should get involved in these budget consultations, will they? hope so, or will they just see it as another fruitless exercise while the officials set the budget and some 5 minute politician complains about harassment.