The York Council at a meeting next week will be asked to jettison its prestige expenditure plans and return to a more sensible economic policy.
A motion being put forward by the Liberal Democrats condemns deteriorating roads, footpaths and increasing litter as well as plans to reduce de icing services in winter.
It says that Labour’s decision to scrap the “York Pride” maintenance programmes means that many areas are now strewn with weeds and detritus.
Recent rain highlighted the impact that Labours decision to end the routine cleaning of gullies (road drains) is already having.
Meanwhile a rather disingenuous motion from Labour Cllr Burton, seeks to justify the bill for York staging the start of just one Tour de France stage.
The cost to taxpayers is already in excess of £1.5 million and rising.
The Labour backed motion says that any income to the Council from the event should be allocate to improve basic service standards.
It fails however to say that the income from a few hot dog stands is unlikely to make much difference.
The cost of the repairs back log on the City’s roads and footpaths alone now stands at over £20 million.
The Liberal Democrat motion reads