The Green-controlled local authority believes it can save about £230,000 a year as it looks to combat Government-imposed cuts.Oh no! What can they do? Well, scrap public transport, for one thi…
Buses serving hospitals, schools and suburban areas will be scrapped – despite fierce opposition.Ahahahahahahahahaha….
*pauses for breath*
Council leader Jason Kitcat (Ed: clearly, more of a Flake..) said: "We are fortunate that in our city 98% of routes do not require a subsidy but school routes are particularly challenging to run without subsidy.
"We cannot continue to carry the costs of running some of the school bus routes on their historical basis."I bet when the Green loons voted you in, they never envisaged you’d put more traffic on the road, eh?
The Conservative group proposed the local authority find funding to keep the 27, 22, 52 and 81 services.
It also suggested looking again at the 96 and that they postpone any change until September 2013 at the earliest.
The Labour group suggested funding for all of the affected routes was found from the Green’s commitment to the One Planet Living project aimed at reducing people’s carbon footprint.
Both of these were voted down by Green councillors who have the casting vote on the influential policy and resources committee yesterday.I wonder what plans they have for the funding specifically aimed at reducing the carbon footprint, if they aren’t going to use it for this?
Mind you, I guess they are all far, far too busy with other pressing matters that must be keeping the people of Brighton awake at nights…
It seems the bloom is coming off the global warming rose everywhere, the minute it butts up against hard economic reality.