Local democracy during coronavirus

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Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Remote Meeting

Contact: Robert Flintoft  Democracy Officer

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Items
No. Item

10.

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.

11.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 109 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Decision Session held on 24 September 2020.

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the Decision Session held on24 September 2020 be approved and signed by the Executive Member as a correct record.

12.

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 Monday 14 December 2020.

 

To register to speak please visit

www.york.gov.uk/AttendCouncilMeetings to fill out an online registration form. If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting whose details can be found at the foot of the agenda.

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.

13.

York Climate Commission pdf icon PDF 336 KB

This report proposes the creation of a York Climate Commission (the Commission) and requests that the Executive Member approve establishment of the Commission.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:

 

                      i.         Approved the establishment of a York Climate Commission;

                     ii.         Agreed to the Commission’s Terms of Reference, with the amendment that the Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change will chair the Commission for an initial period that will not exceed 12 months from formation. At which point, the Chair will be appointed from amongst the other Commission members, with the Executive member for Environment and Climate Change taking up the role of Vice-chair.

 

Reason:     To create cross city coordination towards achieving a net carbon zero York by 2030.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered the option to approve the establishment of a York Climate Commission. She highlighted that she was pleased with the speed at which York had acted to prepare for the creation of a Climate Commission and agreed that the collaborative work between the public, private, and civic sectors in York would play an important role in York reaching its aim of net carbon zero by 2030.   

 

It was noted that the Climate Change Policy and Scrutiny Committee had considered the proposal for the establishment of a York Climate Commission prior to a decision being made and recommended that Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change chair the Commission for an initial period that would not exceed 12 months from formation. At which point, the Chair would be appointed from amongst the other Commission members, with the Executive then taking up the role of Vice-chair. The Executive Member thanked the Climate Change Policy and Scrutiny Committee for their pre-decision scrutiny work leading to this decision.

 

Resolved:

 

                      i.         Approved the establishment of a York Climate Commission;

                     ii.         Agreed to the Commission’s Terms of Reference, with the amendment that the Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change will chair the Commission for an initial period that will not exceed 12 months from formation. At which point, the Chair will be appointed from amongst the other Commission members, with the Executive member for Environment and Climate Change taking up the role of Vice-chair.

 

Reason:     To create cross city coordination towards achieving a net carbon zero York by 2030.

14.

York Community Woodland delivery Pathway pdf icon PDF 378 KB

This report outlines a proposed woodland delivery pathway for the creation of a new multi-functional amenity woodland for York.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:

 

                      i.         Noted the progress made to date;

                     ii.         Reviewed and approved the following:

a) Draft project initiation document (PID);

b) Draft project plan and key milestones;

c) Draft engagement framework and strategy;

d) Communications plan.

 

Reason:     To create a new woodland for York which will help the city reach net zero carbon by 2030.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered the delivery platform and outlined that the project would be a great opportunity for York. They noted that this would allow for a multiuse new woodland with 50,000 new trees that would improve York’s air quality, create new jobs, and help York reach its aim of being carbon neutral by 2030. It was also outlined that the project would garner a lot of support from across the city and would draw in a lot of funding from government grants.   

 

Resolved:

 

                      i.         Noted the progress made to date;

                     ii.         Reviewed and approved the following:

a) Draft project initiation document (PID);

b) Draft project plan and key milestones;

c) Draft engagement framework and strategy;

d) Communications plan.

 

Reason:     To create a new woodland for York which will help the city reach net zero carbon by 2030.

 

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