Council officials in Aberdeen have been forced to send out council tax payment reminders – to five local councillors in three years.
Aberdeen City Council has admitted the handful of elected officials have been sent seven reminder letters since 2013.
But although the Press and Journal asked in its freedom of information request, officials at the town house have refused to name the forgetful group.
In the year 2013-14, two members had to be reminded with letters sent in April, June and July.
In 2014-15, there were again two members with letters sent in July and September.
And in 2015-16, one councillor was prompted with two separate letters in May and July.
Last month, the P&J revealed that 16 councillors at neighbouring Aberdeenshire Council had been sent reminder letters over the last three years.
Again the authority refused to name them.
Last night the council’s finance vice-convener, Alan Donnelly, said the latest Aberdeen figures were “a disgrace”.
He said: “Council tax makes up 14% of our income so if it isn’t paid it’s bad for the whole city.
“We as elected members should be setting an example for people to pay their bills on time and frankly it’s a disgrace.
“I’ve always paid my bills by standing order so I’d suggest other members think of that too.”