Falkirk Council Agenda - 09 December 2013, 15:00 Help

A meeting to be held at Council Chambers, Municipal Buildings, Falkirk at 15:00 on 09 December 2013.

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The meeting having been called by the following members:-

Councillors Alexander, Carleschi, Coleman, McCabe, McNally, Meiklejohn, Ritchie and Turner.

Members should declare any financial and non-financial interests they have in any item of business at the meeting, identifying the relevant agenda item and the nature of the interest.

Council Structure

Council believes that the current decision making structures fails to meet the basic requirements of openness and transparency as well as failing to provide a vehicle that can carry out adequate scrutiny of the Council's decision making process.

We believe that this is partly due to the fact that the current structure is neither a Committee nor a Cabinet.

Council therefore agrees:

(a) to alter the structure and remit of the Executive Committee to become a Cabinet containing only members of the Administration;

(b) as a counter balance Council agrees that Scrutiny should be chaired by a member of the opposition and be made up of equal numbers of both Administration and Opposition members;

(c) in order to carry out the Scrutiny of the Council's business 3 Scrutiny Committees should be established made up from a combination of related portfolio holders remits, and

(d) furthermore the Committee should be tasked with the scrutiny process pre the Cabinet reports as well as having the autonomy to set its own agenda.
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