CHANGES to George Square have been controversial whenever they have been implemented.
Many were opposed to the grass areas in the west of the square being removed and the red surface was greeted with shock from many when it was laid.
Now another transformation is being planned it is certain to provoke strong reactions for people who treasure the city centre's premier public space.
The council says anything goes except the Cenotaph and the column in the centre and wants to hear views on how the square should be configured.
It could see moving or removing statues, removing or re-introducing grass areas and making space for more public entertainment events or public benches.
A considerable sum of cash is to made available for this project so radical changes could be on the cards for one of Glasgow's most famous landmarks.
Changes to public spaces have provoked strong feelings in other parts of the country, with a division between using the space for development, commercial opportunities and events against a quiet undisturbed public amenity with green space.
A consultation on George Square is likely to prove equally diverse and strong opinions.
Once it is changed this time it is likely to remain for many years given the investment.
Which makes it all the more important for people to engage in the consultation and make their views known before it is too late.