A steep fall in commercial rates paid to the council, a plan to borrow to build a new hub for council workers, and piloting a place for people to wash.
Some councillors worry that transferring council sites to these not-for-profit bodies to provide social homes on them could lead to privatisation. Is that valid?
They want 334 homes on the land, rather than 100 homes.
Council officials want to press ahead with plans for a big depot at Marrowbone Lane – and have started the process. Some councillors and residents are resisting.
At meetings at City Hall this week, councillors talked about changes in plans for how to use council land, possible traffic changes around Sandymount Green, and the roll-out of more “hubs” for homeless families.
Some of the other depot sites could be used for social and affordable housing, a report to councillors says.
The council plans to sell it off to a private developer, as part of its strategy to create a super depot in Ballymun for its waste-management services.
At recent committee meetings, councillors talked about new places to put homeless accommodation, and a packed house in Portobello.
Poor facilities mean that the club is finding it hard to keep boxers, and the coaches are despondent, says Edenmore Club Secretary David Moore.
Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan told councillors he’d made no statement about privatising street-cleaning services. But he’s still at odds with them over the Marrowbone Lane site.