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Declarations of Interest

At this point, 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 pdf icon PDF 415 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Council meeting held on 31 October 2019.


Civic Announcements

To consider any announcements made by the Lord Mayor in respect of Civic business.


Public Participation

At this point in the meeting, any member of the public who has registered to address the Council, or to ask a Member of the Council a question, on a matter directly relevant to the business of the Council or the City, may do so.  The deadline for registering is 5:00pm on Wednesday, 18 December 2019.


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




Please note: this meeting may be filmed for live or subsequent broadcast via the internet - at the start of the meeting the Lord Mayor will confirm if all or part of the meeting is being filmed.


You should be aware that the Council is a Data Controller under the Data Protection Act. Data collected during this webcast will be retained in accordance with the Council’s published policy.


Public seating areas will not be filmed by the Council.


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




To consider any petitions received from Members in accordance with Standing Order No.15.  Notice has been received of one petition to be presented by:


Cllr Douglas, on behalf of residents of Yearsley Crescent, Heworth, requesting an assessment for a Residents’ Parking Scheme for their street.


Independent Remuneration Panel pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To consider the final report and recommendations of the IndependentRemuneration Panel in relation to Members’ allowances.

Additional documents:


Report of Executive Leader and Executive Recommendations and Questions pdf icon PDF 251 KB

To receive and consider a written report from the Leader and, to answer questions on the work of the Executive, and the Executive recommendations for approval, as set out below:










28 November 2019




Minute 74: Establishing an Investment Budget for a Strategic Commercial Property Acquisition


Additional documents:


Report of Deputy Leader and Questions pdf icon PDF 154 KB

To receive and consider a written report from the Deputy Leader and to question the Deputy Leader thereon.



Motions on Notice

To consider the following Motions on Notice under Standing Order 22:


Motions submitted for consideration directly by Council, in accordance with Standing Order 22.1


(i)           From Cllr Fisher


Autism-Friendly City


“Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people.  Autism is a spectrum condition and all autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways.


Some autistic people also have learning disabilities, mental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels of support. All people on the autism spectrum learn and develop. With the right sort of support, all can be helped to live a more fulfilling life of their own choosing.


Our vision is to make York an autism-friendly city where people with autism have the same opportunities as everyone else.


Council notes:

·        Autism is much more common than most people think. There are around 700,000 autistic people in the UK - that's more than 1 in 100;

·        Whilst many autistic people are able to live a full independent life, some find certain situations difficult to cope with;

·        York is proud to have an Autism Strategy, which is designed to support all those with autism in the city, and an Autism Strategy Board, which is made up of people from health and social care organisations, education, the police, charities, people with autism and their families and carers.


Council resolves:

·        That Council officers identify opportunities for frontline staff and Councillors, who have regular interactions with residents, to receive appropriate training to help residents with autism receive the best service from the Council and their ward Councillors;

·        To encourage other organisations who interact with the public to take note of the Council’s Autism Strategy and offer training in autism awareness to their staff;

·        That Council officers produce a report for consideration by the Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health, identifying opportunities where the Council can support young autistic people during their transition to adulthood, and raise awareness of the support already on offer in the city.”


(ii)         From Cllr Pavlovic


Affordable Housing Supply


“This Council agrees with Executive that the city has a housing crisis.  But it goes further in stating that the city has a crisis in the availability of genuinely York-affordable homes, and notes:

·        that the Executive’s Housing Delivery Programme (HDP) will deliver 120 homes for social rent, 120 for shared ownership and 360 to be sold at full market rate;

·        the absence of any published financial appraisal of the HDP necessary to justify this split of tenures, nor of any alternative delivery models explored in delivering York-affordable homes that protect against the failing right to buy (RTB) system;

·        that council homes built as part of the HDP will be eligible for RTB at build cost for anyone with 3 years secure tenancy; and after 15 years at the usual discount levels;

·        the loss of 331 social rented council homes over the past five years through RTB - 211 more than the HDP will create over the  ...  view the full agenda text for item 9.


Questions to the Leader or Executive Members

To question the Leader and/or Executive Members in respect of any matter within their portfolio responsibility, in accordance with Standing Order 20.


Report of Executive Member pdf icon PDF 832 KB

To receive a written report from the Executive Member for Culture, Leisure & Communities, and to question the Executive Member thereon, in accordance with Standing Order 19.


Scrutiny - Report of the Chair of the Customer & Corporate Services Scrutiny Management Committee, and Scrutiny Recommendation pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To receive a report from Councillor Crawshaw, Chair of the Customer & Corporate Services Scrutiny Management Committee, on the work of the Committee and to consider the Scrutiny recommendations for approval, as set out below:








Climate Change Policy & Scrutiny Committee



16 December 2019




Minute 24: Refreshing York’s Commitment to the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy


(Part B minute to be circulated at the Council meeting)




Appointments and Changes to Membership pdf icon PDF 5 KB

To consider the appointments and changes to membership of committees and outside bodies set out on the list attached to this summons.


Designation of Monitoring Officer pdf icon PDF 142 KB

This report recommends removing the designation of the role of Monitoring Officer from the Interim Assistant Director of Legal & Governance and re-designating it to the Director of Governance.


Urgent Business

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

Democracy Officer


Fiona Young

Contact details:

·        Telephone – (01904) 552030

·        Email


Recommendations, Motions & Amendments pdf icon PDF 324 KB

Revised list of Appointments pdf icon PDF 5 KB


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