Sinn Féin welcome fair Dublin City Council Budget- Cllr Séamás McGrattan
Sinn Féin group leader on Dublin City Council Cllr Séamas McGrattan has welcomed this evening’s decision by a majority of the Council to pass a budget for 2016. The 2016 Budget is focused on fighting homelessness, funding community services and lowering the family home tax.
Speaking tonight Cllr McGrattan said:
evening Sinn Féin and our Council colleagues have passed a fair and progressive
budget for 2016.
"We have managed to lower the family home tax by the maximum 15% for a second year, putting money back in the pockets of hard-pressed homeowners in the city.
"The budget provides an extra €21m in funding for homeless services in the city.
“We also prevented the proposed increase in waste management charges for tenants in flat complexes and senior citizen complexes.
“The budget retains all Council services at last year's levels and expands some.
"Some of the additional initiatives that will be funded by the 2016 Budget include: €2m in additional funding for Local Road Maintenance, €1m in additional funding for footpath improvements and €1.4m for traffic management improvements.
“Dublin Fire operations will receive additional funding to the tune of €2.5m, with an additional€150k to be spent on tacking the dog fouling problem in the Cityand an increase of €100k in window repair programme.
“This budget is fair and progressive and aims to help all of Dublin’s citizens”