Disastrous term, claim opposition
Opposition leaders have argued the administration are “kidding themselves” if they believe their year in power has been a success.
SNP group leader Stephen Flynn said: “Quite frankly, I don’t think there will be many people in Aberdeen who believe that the last year has been a successful one for this administration and they’re kidding themselves to think otherwise.
“Not to be outdone by their previous five years, we’ve seen continued delays and overspends on Broad Street, the Art Gallery, Provost Skene’s House and the destruction of the AIYF.
“On top of that, there has been savage and deeply unnecessary cuts to social care funding, the forcing through of a new ‘operating’ model without any consideration of the impact on staff or service users and a complete rewriting of the council rules to reduce the role of councillors in the decisionmaking processes.
“I’ll admit, they’ve done well to hold the ship together given that Cllrs Mason and Hunt spend most of their days either out of the city, or indeed the country, but the continued damage the administration are doing to the council will have consequences long into the future.”
Liberal Democrat group leader Ian Yuill added: “The past six years have been ones of missed opportunities for investing in the future.
“Our city’s roads are crumbling and there are continuing problems with retaining and recruiting teachers and other staff.”