Council leader Phil Bale told BBC Radio Wales this morning he is “going nowhere”, ahead of Thursday’s motion of no confidence meeting.
Cllr Bale described comments made about him by his Labour colleagues as “inappropriate”, adding: “I am absolutely committed to doing the job of running this city.”
If the motion is passed this week, the Labour councillor would be forced to stand down as leader, and he rejected suggestions his desire to carry on was selfish.
He said: “I am in this role because I believe I want to make a difference for this city.”
“I have got the confidence of colleagues and feel comfortable about going into the meeting.
It comes after Thursday’s controversial budget meeting, which Cllr Bale described as “difficult”. Cuts were made which shocked many, with the process described as “a shambles”.
He said: “I think it’s important now to move on from these comments and I hope we can look forward now and rebuild.”