C I T Y   O F   Y O R K   C O U N C I L



All Councillors, relevant Council Officers and other interested parties and residents are formally invited to attend a Annual Council Meeting of the City of York Council at the Assembly Rooms, Blake Street, York, to consider the business contained in this agenda on the following date and time




Thursday, 25 May 2023 at 11.00 am














































1.         Declarations of Interest 


At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest, or other registerable interest, they might have in respect of business on this agenda, if they have not already done so in advance on the Register of Interests. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.


An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the Member during the meeting.




2.         Appointment of Lord Mayor 


To appoint a Lord Mayor for the 2023/24 Municipal Year.




3.         Appointment of Sheriff 


To appoint a Sheriff for the 2023/24 Municipal Year.




4.         Appointment of Deputy Lord Mayor 


To appoint a Deputy Lord Mayor for the 2023/24 Municipal Year.




5.         Election of the Council Leader 


To invite nominations for, and formally elect, the Leader of the Council for the 2023-2027 election term.




6.         Formal Business of Council - Committee Arrangements, Allocation of Seats and Appointments to the Council Structure and Other Bodies for 2023/24, and Allocation of Motions  (Pages 1 - 64)


To receive a report which asks Council to:


1.   Agree revised scrutiny committee arrangements as set out in the report;


2.   Agree the allocation of seats in accordance with Annex A;


3.   Agree constitutional arrangements in respect of committee structures and out of group substitutions as set out in the report;


4.   Note the Executive appointments and portfolios to be approved by the elected Leader of the Council;


5.   Approve appropriate nominations to Committees and other bodies, as well as appointments to Chairs and Vice-Chairs, as set out in the report and its annexes, together with details of any further appointments which may be circulated prior to the meeting; and


6.   Approve the proposed allocation of motions for consideration at Ordinary Full Council meetings for the period 2023-2027.




7.         Urgent Business 


Any other business which the Chair considers urgent under the Local Government Act 1972.





Democratic Services officer


Fiona Young

Contact details:

·        Telephone – (01904) 552030

·         Email fiona.young@york.gov.uk





For more information about any of the following please contact the Democratic Services officer responsible for servicing this meeting:

·        Business of the meeting

·        Any special arrangements

·        Copies of reports and

·        For receiving reports in other formats


Contact details are set out above.