Taxpayers won’t foot Games bill says City Council – the money will come from flogging public land and assets instead!

Published, 04.04.07.

Council taxpayers will not be asked to pay for the 2014 Commonwealth Games if Glasgow wins its bid to host the event. Council leader Steven Purcell said: “One thing I am absolutely clear about is there will be no impact on council tax to pay for the Games.”

Instead, Mr Purcell said the council would sell surplus property and land to meet the costs of hosting the event [our emphasis]. A council spokesman said land and property worth “hundreds of millions of pounds” was available for sale, but he could not identify specific sites for commercial reasons.