The city’s 58 councillors are all rubbing their hands with glee today now that they’ve managed to be handed, free of charge (as usual) brand spanking new AyePads together with all the great and good high level officials who are also trousering over £100k.
What is even more frightening is the council says it spends nearly £200,000 a year printing committee papers. At 5p a sheet that is FOUR MILLION sheets of paper printed for 58 councillors and a few officials to read committee papers!!! If we take that further and say it is 58 councillors and 42 officials – 100 in all, then they are all reading 40,000 sheets per year just for committee meetings. Total and complete hogwash. Half of the councillors currently in the city chambers would have problems reading their own names never mind 40,000 pages of meeting notes.
Alastair Maclean, director of corporate governance, added: “Such innovations are standard practice in the business world and we need to do the same. It also pays for itself in the first year and provides recurring benefits.”
So if the above is true, then the council will use the security settings on the pdf committee papers it sends to councillors with their new porn-watching device so that they cannot be printed. The council can then cut back on it’s paper order and prove to the citizens that the printing bill has gone down enough in the first year not only to cover the costs of the pads but also the wifi installation, all money spent on technical support and of course there will be the councillors who will ‘lose’ their AyePad so ‘er indoors can take one to the bingo and show off.
It really is amazing that with huge cuts across front-line services in the city and the hogs and sows that have been voted in find that in their first week, they all need AyePads.
judgedredd777 @ comment 2 has our comment of the day: The only pads I would give them would be Fanny Pads as they are a lot of Fannies anyway.