Agenda and minutes
Venue: Guildhall, York
Contact: Fiona Young Principal Democracy Officer
Declarations of Interest
At this point, Members are asked to declare any personal or prejudicial interests they may have in the business on this agenda.
Members were invited to declare at this point in the meeting any personal or prejudicial interests they might have in the business on the agenda. No interests were declared.
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It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.
Called-In Item: Traffic Congestion Final Report Part 1
To reconsider the decision/s taken by the Executive on 13 April 2010 regarding the above item, if requested to do so by the Scrutiny Management Committee (Calling In) meeting on 4 May 2010.
The report on this item was published as part of the agenda for the Executive meeting held on 13 April 2010 and the agenda for the Scrutiny Management Committee (Calling In) to be held on 4 May 2010. The links to those agendas on the Council’s website are provided below:
Members re-considered the decisions they had taken at the Executive meeting on 13 April 2010 in relation to the recommendations of the Traffic Congestion Ad Hoc Scrutiny Committee following their review of traffic congestion in York.
The Executive’s decisions on this item had been called in by Cllrs D’Agorne, Hudson and Merrett and subsequently considered by the Scrutiny Management Committee (SMC) (Calling In) at a meeting on 4 May. The SMC (Calling In) had resolved:
“That Option B be approved and the matter be referred back to the Executive with a recommendation that they either accept, reject or amend the Scrutiny Committee’s recommendations rather than simply noting them.”
Cllr Merrett addressed the meeting on behalf of the Calling In Members. He sought to clarify a number of the Scrutiny Committee’s recommendations and re-iterated the concerns of the Calling-In Members that the Executive should make clear decisions on each of the recommendations.
In responding to Cllr Merrett’s comments, Members explained that the Executive’s purpose in responding as it had done to the Scrutiny recommendations was to ensure that Officers had maximum flexibility to take into account the results of public consultation when drawing up the third Local Transport Plan (LTP3). They indicated that they had no objections to Officers looking again at the issues raised in respect of the BLISS display system, parking restrictions and vehicle DDA compliance, nor to the inclusion of the matters highlighted under recommendation (xvii) in the Cycling Champion’s job description.
RESOLVED: That the views of the Traffic Congestion Ad Hoc Scrutiny Committee be noted and that, where appropriate, they be fed into the build process for LTP3, together with the Officer updates and Executive decisions and comments set out in the annex to these minutes.
REASON: In accordance with the calling-in procedure and to take account of the advice offered by the Scrutiny Management Committee (Calling In).