Edinburgh City Council
Ashley Graczyk: Ban anti-tenant ads on Lothian Buses
Ashley Graczyk, independent councillor for the Sighthill-Gorgie ward of Edinburgh, argues that Lothian Buses’ promotion of Nestify risks exacerbating the capital’s housing crisis
AIRBNB management service Nestify has recently launched an advertising campaign on Lothian Buses, encouraging landlords to consider short term lets, which feeds the narrative that tenants are disposable, and that profiteering from property is more important than providing long term homes.
These ads are also undermining the Edinburgh Council's City Housing Strategy.
Analysis: How Edinburgh said no to LOBO loans - and why it matters
Edinburgh has joined a number of councils in England in saying no to controversial ‘LOBO’ loans. Edinburgh Green councillor Gavin Corbett explains.
THE world of local authority treasury management is a rarefied one. Not many councillors seek election in order to pore over investment strategy or unpick the debt profile which councils have to manage.
Nevertheless, there it is.
Ashley Graczyk: My local community can't wait much longer for government to finally sort out Planning
Ashley Graczyk, independent councillor for the Sighthill-Gorgie ward in Edinburgh, says that the planning system has clearly not been delivering for local communities for a long time – but government continues to prevaricate on serious reform