Manchester City Council

What are we made of...

Association of Greater Manchester Authorities Executive this morning and a decision on the proposal I put a month ago for a county wide referendum on our proposals to improve transport in the city-region including of course the introduction of a congestion charge in 2013. I'm delighted that all ten leaders agree to the referendum, to be counted by district, and the final decision on whether to proceed requiring the support of at least seven of the Greater Manchester Councils.

This is a chance for the people of Greater Manchester to decide whether we want to continue developing as a major international city, a city ahead of the pack, or whether we want to slide back to where we were twenty years ago. This vote will be all or nothing and we will probably never get another chance to give this city a world-class transport system. I think the people of this city have the vision and the courage to grasp the opportunity with both hands.

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