Sunday, 27 October 2013

A new Chief Executive and the council tax debate

At last week’s meeting of Cornwall Council, issues included the appointment of the new Chief Executive, Andrew Kerr, and the debate about whether the option of a six per cent increase in council tax should be worked up.

MK was not represented on the panel which recommended the appointment of Andrew Kerr. We received no official briefings about the interview process or the reasons for the recommendation that Mr Kerr be appointed and, at the Council meeting, the MK Group therefore declined to support the ratification of his appointment by abstaining.

In the council tax debate, the MK group supported Cllr Bob Egerton’s proposal for the option of a 6% increase in council tax to be considered, because we felt that all options should be looked at carefully at this time of devastating Coalition cuts.

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