Revitalising Local Democracy

Scottish Greens believe that local government can put power in your hands. Green Councillors will listen to community concerns, then work hard to create solutions and make councils open and accountable

Since 2017 Green Councillors have:

Empowered local communities

Championed transparency and reform

Valued our council employees

Led on urgent action on the climate crisis

PLANNING FOR A GREEN FUTURE

Scottish Greens will strive for a planning system that listens to people. It should be transparent, accountable and give people the power to shape their communities, resulting in development that is driven by public interest, not economic growth, and which uses the planning system to tackle the climate crisis, contribute to ending poverty, and create pleasant, people-focussed places

Green Councillors will:

FAIR FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SERVICES

Scottish Greens believe in progressive taxation and investment in public services. The involvement of the community in financial decision-making is a cornerstone for revitalising our local democracy

Green Councillors will:

EMPOWERING LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Scotland needs a revitalised local democracy where citizens are engaged and active  in the important matters affecting their communities and where voters can make real choices about the services they want and how to pay for them. Councils, and the important decisions they make, must be accountable to local people

Green Councillors will: