City Conservatives have launched their vision for Birmingham at a time when the ruling Labour group is divided over its leadership.
While Labour leader Sir Albert Bore, deputy Ian Ward and leadership rival John Clancy battle for the supremacy in the Council House, the opposition Tories have issued their own vision statement.
They call for world-class, cost-effective public services and a city where everyone has a home, job and the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
The vision document is launched a week after Labour cabinet member James McKay resigned, saying the Labour council under Sir Albert Bore lacked a vision and direction.
Conservative group leader Robert Alden also highlighted that, while many see regeneration and economic development as one of Sir Albert's strengths, the focus has been on the city centre to the cost of the suburbs.
Coun Alden said: "We have a clear vision for the direction Birmingham should be going.
"Our vision aims to deliver a city in which everyone has the chance to succeed, no matter where they are born.
"We want a city which helps deliver residents' aspirations. For too long, residents in some parts of the city have seen no benefit from growth in the city centre.
"For too many residents in Birmingham, it can feel like they live in a different city. Our vision is for a world-class Birmingham which feels like one city for all residents."
Coun Alden added that, under Sir Albert Bore, the city council had been "languishing and failing residents" by pulling funding from suburban areas.
He sought to exploit the divisions in the ruling Labour group, adding: "Birmingham residents are being let down by the Labour-run council which lacks a coherent vision for our city going forward."
It is an early start for the Conservative May 2016 local election campaign and showing a united front while the Labour councillors discuss their leadership.
Today, Sir Albert Bore, after returning from a conference in Brussels, is meeting senior colleagues including deputy leader Ian Ward.
Meanwhile, a group of committee chairmen and women are too considering their future.