(61)  Local government reform

The committee investigating reform of local government in Scotland under the chairmanship of Neil McIntosh, former chief executive of the former Strathclyde Regional Council, issued its report on 22 June 1999. Amongst its recommendations were systems of proportional representation for council elections, electronic voting, an immediate inquiry into local government finance, salaries for councillors, cabinet-style structures rather than committees, and the extension of the community council franchise to 16-year olds.