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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.
LAST week, I was delighted to join Lena Weeks, Ivan Gorman, Natasha Zaman and Mustafa Mousa from Hillhead Primary School to launch a new four-week conversation asking people what makes Glasgow a great city.
The initiative, led by Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, runs until Tuesday, May 21, and is geared at encouraging the people of Glasgow - and anyone who has a connection with the city - to have their say, with responses helping to inform the development of a new city brand that will replace Glasgow: Scotland with style.
Since its launch in 2004, the Glasgow: Scotland with style brand has created a strong, recognisable identity for Glasgow; positioning the city as a world-class destination in which to live, work, study and do business.
ON Saturday, thousands of Glaswegians marched against the bedroom tax, brought in by a Tory led government which has no compassion for the people they serve.
Across the UK, 660,000 people will be affected, losing an average of £728 per year. Two thirds of the households hit are home to someone who is disabled and 220,000 families with children will suffer from this tax, as will divorced parents whose children come to stay or grandparents who have their grandchildren visit
The Government admits that there are not enough smaller properties for people to move into, yet the bedroom tax will still hit households who have nowhere to go.
And the bedroom tax is being brought in as the Chancellor gives thousands of millionaires tax cuts of up £100,000.
THIS week, Glasgow City Council will agree their budget for the next two years. We've had to make difficult choices.
But we always put Glaswegians at the centre of our decision-making. That's why we've prioritised the things our people tell us matter to them most. Things like schools, childcare and roads.
Investing in Glasgow's children is at the heart of our plans.
LOOKING back, it's clear that 2012 was a significant year for Glasgow.
The local elections in May saw a strong, stable administration elected to deliver on a clear policy manifesto.
I'm proud to lead that administration and we've hit the ground running, having already delivered on many of our key pledges.