Jaze Phil – DCC is after yeh!

“In light of the impending financial crisis facing Dublin City Council
and local authorities throughout this State, Dublin City Council calls
on the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil
Hogan, T.D., to reverse the cuts in the Local Government Fund and
restore adequate funding for local democracy and the provision of
Council services to our citizens and communities.

We regret the Circular from the Minister’s Department to all local
authorities announcing further reductions in the Local Government Fund
linking reductions of funding for individuals Councils, including
Dublin City Council, to the level of collection of the Household
Charge.

We call for the replacement of the Household Charge with a reformed,
equitable system for the funding of Local Government based on sound
economic realities and experience in other countries including
reference to an ability to pay and in line with several submissions
from Dublin City Council.

Finally, we request an urgent meeting with the Minister and his
Officials to explore ways to ensure the future protection of services
provided by this Council”.