Saturday, May 23, 2009

Councillor's expenses

One thing of especial interest did come up at full Council on 21st May. With all the furore about MP's expenses, one of my colleagues posed a question to the Leader about Councillor's expenses. Specifically, Cllr. Carole Morris asked if Councillor's expense claims could be published monthly on Basildon Council's website. Since I am the Councillor with the responsibility for IT, this has been delegated to me and I propose to get it done as soon as possible. I don't think that we have got a problem with expenses at Basildon, but this is public money and the public deserve transparency on how it is spent.

I cannot imagine that there will be much argument over that.

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