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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

There were none intimated.  It was noted that Councillor Aileen Morton was not present at this point but would join the meeting when she was available.

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest intimated.

3.

POLITICAL MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTS pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Report by Executive Director of Customer Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Short Life Working Group considered a report which outlined the proposed timetable and process for the review of Political Management Arrangements.

 

Councillor James Robb left the meeting during consideration of this item and did not return.

 

Councillor Aileen Morton joined the meeting during consideration of this item.

 

Decision

 

The Short Life Working Group:-

 

a)    Determined the basic principles for the review of the Political Management Arrangements as detailed at paragraph 4.2 of the submitted report with the addition of a further two principles – Achieving Our Ambition and Future Proofing.

b)    Agreed the timetable for the review and associated reporting arrangements, with a final report being submitted to Council in 2017 subject to the change of a meeting date from 13 October 2016 to 24 October 2016.

c)    Agreed that officers engage with all 36 Elected Members seeking their views on how the current Political Management Arrangements are working, asking for suggestions in terms of any future arrangements and asking for comments on the Scrutiny Handbook which was endorsed by the PRS Committee.

d)    Requested further information on the Committee Structures strategic and local adopted by other Scottish Local Authorities of similar size, population and geographical layout as Argyll and Bute.

e)    Requested further information on how the review of Political Management Arrangements could be affected by the Programme for Scotland Proposals, the Community Empowerment Bill and the Islands Bill.

f)     Requested further information on the Scrutiny arrangements adopted by other Scottish Local Authorities.

 

(Ref: Report by Executive Director of Customer Services dated 9 August 2016, submitted)