Plans to pass control of community centres into the hands of the public would “destroy” facilities across the city, it has been claimed.
As part of proposals to balance the city council’s books, councillors could also agree to close community learning centres across the city to claw back £275,000.
But Paul O’Connor, chairman of the Inchgarth Community Centre, said the proposed move to put community centres through the process of community asset transfer would not be financially viable and cause many organisations to fold.
Mr O’Connor said: “Community asset transfers are not wrong, but they’ve got to be done by the community, and it’s a long, expensive process.
“Your organisation actually has to be in a position to go through with it, hence why there are so few that have been been done.
“They just should not be forced on organisations, it goes completely against the principal of community asset transfers.
“We would have to suddenly find £35,000 out of the blue.
“I don’t know one single centre that would touch asset transfer, and the reason is it’s not financially viable, and it would just destroy them.
“If they do this, they will have closed every community centre in Aberdeen, and there would be thousands of children, adults, people with disabilities, the elderly, and people with mental health problems across the city who would be left without vital support.”