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THE final council meeting before the summer recess was a lively affair,with debates on subjects as diverse as the living wage, the new Glasgow Gurdwara, changing the start time of the school day for older teenagers and food banks.
Those of us present will never forget the sight of Councillors Marie Garrity and Liz Cameron in elegant hats as they spoke in a debate on the Scottish Fashion Awards.
Liz was her usual restrained, demure self as she told the meeting the final words she heard from her headteacher as she left school were that one day she would realise that the world was not a Hollywood movie in which she was the star.
That realisation is still to come.
JULY is the time for the Council to draw breath, to enjoy Glasgow's fair fortnight and prepare for the year ahead.
For five weeks over the summer there are no formal council meetings, but there has still been more than enough going on to keep Councillors busy.
From finding out another 50 laptops have been stolen from the City Chambers, appointments causing concern and the very worrying staff survey results.
THE dust has finally settled on the Scottish Council elections, well almost, if we overlook the 380 votes found in a ballot box from Battlefield Primary that were 'mislaid'.
Of course Glasgow City Council needs to look into this matter and launch an investigation into how this happened as soon as possible but whatever the outcome of this investigation I don't think it'll change the overall results.
So, whatever the make-up of Glasgow City Council it's now time to work together for a better Glasgow. I don't think the people of Glasgow want to see their council oppose everything the Scottish Government proposes simply through petty politics.
WHY would the Labour controlled Council in Glasgow complain about the £40m extra money provided by the Scottish Government and COSLA to plug the gap of the reduction in Council Tax and not be grateful of the slice of pie that they would receive?
At a time when low paid working families are suffering due to tax credit cuts, housing benefit reductions and excessive fuel charges, you would think Mr Matheson, Labour Council leader, would be smiling in his office when he can offset the money he will get to help the families of this city to feel the pain a little less.
LAST weekend saw the SNP Conference taking place at Glasgow's SECC.
It was a great weekend, attended by upwards of 2000 people bringing a welcome spending boost to the city centre.
There's no doubt the SNP is geared up for the forthcoming local elections, especially here in Glasgow where we are hoping to become the administration after May 3rd.
It's going to be a very closely-fought election but I am very optimistic about our chances.