THE Green Party has worked with the council Cabinet to draw up its budget.
But Clr Andrew Cooper wants some amendments to the Lib-Dem proposals.
* Abolish party group hospitality allowances.
Clr Cooper says £2,800 of Kirklees cash is spent on food and drink for functions by the party groups. This is usually spent on Christmas parties
* Abolish free car parking passes for councillors
* Cut gas and electricity budgets. This would save about £15,000.
Schools, housing revenue accounts and other external organisations would be excluded
* Benefits advice to the elderly, disabled and black minority ethnic communities.
The money the council gets from the Government is determined by deprivation indicators.
The cost of a recent advice scheme was £90,000 a year for four advisers. The income from the Government has been estimated at £96,000. A win/win move
* A pilot scheme for solar- powered street lights
* Car allowances: Kirklees spends more than £3m a year on car allowances for employees. By abolishing the upper rate of mileage allowances Kirklees would save £650,000 each year.
A significant number of employees do not use their cars, or submit a claim, yet still get nearly £1,000 a year
* Extend the Council's Green Bin Scheme to the whole of Kirklees. This would cost £465,000.
* Waste bins that actually work (financed from capital plan and with no effect on council tax).
The Green Party proposes that all new bins have lockable inners and are fixed to the pavement.
* The Green Party wants private householders over 60 with an income of under £20,000 to be able to have free draughtproofing, loft and cavity wall insulation.