Right procedures

Right procedures

Right procedures

First published in Letters by

I WOULD like to inform readers of council procedures, as they have not been accurately portrayed by Mr Jones and Mr Wardell (Letters, July 22).

The council’s constitution allows residents to address council for three minutes, and a number did in relation to a petition on hydraulic fracturing.

When a petition is presented to council, it is required to present at the next meeting and discussed if more than 1,000 signatures are collected. Mr Jones is incorrect when stating the discussion was not needed last week.

With regard to the seating, the council chamber has a fire certificate for 100 people.

Once councillors, officers and media places are allocated, this leaves 40 places. As 12 speakers had registered, 28 places were available in the public gallery, although a room with video feed was provided.

After the petition debate, many residents left the chamber, freeing-up the majority of the 28 seats, and allowed the small number in the video room to enter.

Finally, Mr Jones is incorrect about the Guildhall’s use once in 15 years for a planning meeting. It is unsuitable for such use as it does not have the required audio technology or equipment for those with disabilities.

Cllr Tracey Simpson-Laing Deputy Leader, City of York Council.

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12:15pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Ichabod76 says...

The council’s constitution allows residents to address council for three minutes

Its a shame that Tracey doesn't let some public speakers even have 3 mins when she's the chair instead choosing to talk over and insult.
when reminded of the constitution TSL replied,
quote "nobody tells me what to do when I'm chairing a meeting"
The council’s constitution allows residents to address council for three minutes Its a shame that Tracey doesn't let some public speakers even have 3 mins when she's the chair instead choosing to talk over and insult. when reminded of the constitution TSL replied, quote "nobody tells me what to do when I'm chairing a meeting" Ichabod76
  • Score: 10

5:46pm Thu 24 Jul 14

julia brica says...

Please Tracey just go..................
..we have had enough of you..............rol
l on the elections
Please Tracey just go.................. ..we have had enough of you..............rol l on the elections julia brica
  • Score: 5

10:16pm Thu 24 Jul 14

bolero says...

Imagine anyone on this council trying to tell us about correct procedures. Who is she? the court jester.
Imagine anyone on this council trying to tell us about correct procedures. Who is she? the court jester. bolero
  • Score: 3

6:40am Fri 25 Jul 14

pedalling paul says...

All good practise for Councillors who aspire to a Parliamentary seat, where filibustering is widely practised........
All good practise for Councillors who aspire to a Parliamentary seat, where filibustering is widely practised........ pedalling paul
  • Score: -4

10:54am Sat 26 Jul 14

alanyork says...

bolero wrote:
Imagine anyone on this council trying to tell us about correct procedures. Who is she? the court jester.
she's an "ALIEN" from topsy-turvy land and arrogant to boot ! !
[quote][p][bold]bolero[/bold] wrote: Imagine anyone on this council trying to tell us about correct procedures. Who is she? the court jester.[/p][/quote]she's an "ALIEN" from topsy-turvy land and arrogant to boot ! ! alanyork
  • Score: 0

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