Lib Dems respond to Cardiff Council budget

When Cardiff Council sets its budget for 2022-2023 this week, Cardiff Liberal Democrats will put forward amendments to deliver on cleaner streets, safer streets, public transport, and support for building fire safety victims.

The proposals also reduce the Labour administration’s planned council tax increase of 1.9% to 0.9%.

Commenting, leader of the Liberal Democrat group Cllr Rhys Taylor said:

“Residents tell us every day that they want Cardiff Council to get the basics right, that’s why Cardiff Liberal Democrats would invest more in street cleaning, road and pedestrian safety, crime and safety, and bus services.

“We would also establish a Building Safety Support Hub to provide expert support and mental health support for people in our city caught up in the building fire safety scandal who face crippling bills and huge uncertainty over the safety of their homes.

“Cardiff Council sets a multi-million-pound budget, and we need to do much more to get more people involved in setting the priorities and spending commitments that will shape our city for the future.”

The Liberal Democrat amendment will also delay capital expenditure on the proposed International Sports Village Velodrome to allow for additional time for a solution to be found for Cathays High School that does not result in the loss of Maindy Velodrome.

In their manifesto, published later this month, Cardiff Liberal Democrats will commit to undertaking Climate and Inequality Assessments on capital projects.

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