Local democracy during coronavirus

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Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Venue: Remote Meeting

Contact: Robert Flintoft  Democracy Officer

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Items
No. Item

6.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, the Executive Member is asked to

declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of

Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which he might have in respect of business on this agenda.

Minutes:

At this point in the meeting, the Executive Member was asked

to declare any personal interests not included on the Register of

Interests, or any prejudicial or discloseable pecuniary interests

she may have in respect of business on the agenda. None were

declared.

7.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Decision Session held on 12 August 2020.

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the Decision Session held on 12 August 2020 be approved and signed by the Executive Member as a correct record.

8.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting members of the public who have

registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak

on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the committee.

Please note that our registration deadlines have changed to

2 working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the

management of public participation at remote meetings. The

deadline for registering at this meeting is 5:00pm on Tuesday 22

September 2020.

 

To register to speak please contact Democratic Services, on the

details at the foot of the agenda. You will then be advised on the

procedures for dialling into the remote meeting.

 

Webcasting of Remote Public Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this remote

public meeting will be webcast including any registered public

speakers who have given their permission. The remote public

meeting can be viewed live and on demand at

www.york.gov.uk/webcasts.  

 

During coronavirus, we've made some changes to how we're

running council meetings. See our coronavirus updates (www.york.gov.uk/COVIDDemocracy) for more information on

meetings and decisions.

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at

the session under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

9.

Air Quality - Annual Status Report 2020 pdf icon PDF 408 KB

The report details the latest air quality monitoring results for the city and progress on delivering the measures in York’s third Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP3) to deliver further improvements. 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:

 

                      i.         The content of the report was noted.

 

Reason:     To ensure that the City of York Council continues to monitor York’s air quality and the progress from delivering the measures in York’s third Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP3) to deliver further improvements.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report that provided the latest air quality monitoring results for the city. Discussions outlined the general downward trend in Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) concentrations monitored across the city since 2012, although it was noted that some areas had plateaued. The health based annual average NO2 objective was noted as still being breached at some locations in the city, including Gillygate, Holgate / Blossom Street and Rougier Street / George Hudson Street. The impact of COVID-19 lowering NO2 by about 40% was noted as showing the impact of vehicle emissions in York.

 

York being the first city with a clean air zone was highlighted and some of the work to lower emissions were noted such as the switch to fully electric buses and retrofitting buses, as well as, encouraging taxi conversions. It was also outlined how the city had and was continuing to be developed to deliver the infrastructure for residents to be able to switch to electric vehicles. The work undertaken to improve York’s air quality away from transport in the city was also noted.

 

Resolved:

 

                      i.         The content of the report was noted.

 

Reason:     To ensure that the City of York Council continues to monitor York’s air quality and the progress from delivering the measures in York’s third Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP3) to deliver further improvements.

 

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