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Agenda and minutes

Venue: The King John Room (GO59) - West Offices. View directions

Contact: Catherine Clarke & Louise Cook (job share)  Democracy Officers

Items
No. Item

49.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.

Minutes:

At this point in the meeting, Members were asked to declare if they had any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests or any prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests that they might have had in the business on the agenda. None were declared.

50.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider the exclusion of the press and public from the meeting during consideration of Annex A to Agenda Item 4 on the grounds that it contains information relating to individuals and the financial affairs of particular persons. This information is classed as exempt under paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Schedule 12A to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as revised by The Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006).

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of Annex A to Agenda Items 4 on the grounds that it contained information relating to individuals and the financial affairs of particular persons. This information is classed as exempt under Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Schedule 12A to Section100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as revised by the Local Government (Access to Information)(Variation) Order 2006).

51.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so.  The deadline for registering is on Wednesday 19 December 2018 at 5.00pm. Members of the public can speak on agenda items or matters within the remit of the committee.

 

To register to speak please contact the Democracy Officers for the meeting, on the details at the foot of the agenda.

 

Filming, Recording or Webcasting Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be filmed and webcast, or recorded, including any registered public speakers who have given their permission.  This broadcast can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/webcasts. or, if recorded, this will be uploaded onto the Council website following the meeting.

 

Residents are welcome to photograph, film or record Councillors and Officers at all meetings open to the press and public. This includes the use of social media reporting, i.e. tweeting.  Anyone wishing to film, record or take photos at any public meeting should contact the Democracy Officers (whose contact details are at the foot of this agenda) in advance of the meeting.

 

The Council’s protocol on Webcasting, Filming & Recording of Meetings ensures that these practices are carried out in a manner both respectful to the conduct of the meeting and all those present.  It can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/11406/protocol_for_webcasting_filming_and_recording_of_council_meetings_20160809.pdf

 

 

 

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

52.

Proposed Review of the Council's Operating Model and Re-Structure of the Customer and Corporate Services Directorate pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Annex A to this report details the final option and structure proposed by the Chief Executive following consultation on options for key changes to the Council’s operating model and a refocusing of the Customer and Corporate Services of the Council (CCS).

 

Minutes:

Members considered a report and Annex A that detailed the final option and structure proposed by the Chief Executive following consultation on options for key changes to the Council’s operating model and a refocusing of the Customer and Corporate Services of the Council. The Chief Executive and Head of HR attended the meeting to present the report and answer Member questions.

 

After discussion of the exempt Annex it was

 

Resolved:  That Members approve;

 

(i) the final revised option and endorse the Chief Executive’s proposed structure and support the implementation process; and

(ii) proposals to undertake a review of Heads of Service as a second stage of the change process once the new structure and operating model is in place.

 

Reason:     To enable the proposed restructure and operating model, incorporating statutory roles, to be implemented.

 

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