Agenda and minutes
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Declarations of Interest
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 might have in respect of business on this agenda.
Members were 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 the agenda. None were declared.
To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Standards Committee held on 5 July 2017.
Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Standards Committee held on 5 July 2017 be approved and signed as a correct record by the Chair.
At this point in the meeting, members of the public who have registered their wish to speak, regarding an item on the agenda or an issue within the remit of the Joint Standards Committee, may do so. The deadline for registering is 5:00pm on Tuesday 1 August 2017. To register to speak please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting on the details at the foot of the agenda.
Filming or Recording Meetings
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 Officer (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
It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.
This is a routine report to update the Committee on recent standards complaints.
Members considered a report which provided an update on current business as regards complaints.
The Monitoring Officer updated the Committee on the complaint currently under investigation and stated that reports were in progress.
Resolved: That the report be noted.
Reason: To ensure that the committee is aware of current levels of activity.
This report provides Members with information to consider as part of a review of the City Council’s code of conduct. Members are asked to consider how they would like to take this review forward.
Members considered a report providing them with information as part of a review of the City Council’s code of conduct. Members were asked to consider how they would like to take this review forward. Following discussion it was: -
i. A working group be convened to review the current code of conduct, formed of both CYC and Parish Councillors.
ii. The current code be circulated to Members and comment invited.
Reason: To ensure that the Committee continues to make an effective contribution to ethical standards within the City Council.