Council meet preview: Questions to the cabinet

Council meet preview: Questions to the cabinet

Council meet preview: Questions to the cabinet

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Questions to cabinet councillors tonight include...

To council leader James Alexander from Cllr Chris Steward: “What were the full costs, including everything from time of officer salaries to pre conference wine and canapes of the recent Fairness Conference and what are the tangible outcomes which the conference led to?”

To Cllr Tracey Simpson-Laing, Cabinet Member for Homes and Safer Communities, from Cllr Lynn Jeffries: “When will tenants receiving the garden assistance service be notified about how the new contractor will catch-up the backlog of work which has left very neglected gardens all around the west of the city and what steps have the council put in place to ensure that this situation is not repeated?”

To Cllr Dave Merrett, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Planning and Sustainability, from Cllr Keith Aspden: “What steps does the new Cabinet Member propose to reverse the decline in recycling rates?”

To council leader James Alexander from Cllr Chris Steward: “Will the leader use this opportunity to finally apologise to York’s residents for the shambles of the Lendal Bridge trial?”

To Cllr Dave Merrett, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Planning and Sustainability, from Cllr Ann Reid: “How many Full Time Equivalent staff did the council have working on gulley cleaning in each of the last 4 years, how many vehicles are used for this purpose, and how many and what proportion of gullies were/are routinely cleaned in each year since 2010?”

To Cllr David Levene, Cabinet Member for Transport, from Cllr Ann Reid: “How many residents have so far applied and paid for one of the new “Minster” badges and when, where and by whom was the decision taken not to allow non-residents, who make frequent trips to the City, to purchase a badge if they wished to do so?”

To Cllr David Levene, Cabinet Member for Transport, from Cllr Carol Runciman: “When will the relevant part of the Council’s website be updated to allow residents to see when road repairs in their area are likely to take place?”

To Cllr David Levene, Cabinet Member for Transport, from Cllr Ann Reid: “How long have the automated car park spaces signs been out of action, why haven’t they been working, and when will they be working again?”

To Cllr Dafydd Williams, Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance, from Cllr Chris Steward: “Does the Cabinet Member agree with me that it is wrong so many officers have been appointed on what Cllr Warters correctly calls ‘living it up wages’ of over £500 per day without any elected member input?”

To Cllr Dafydd Williams, Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance, from Cllr John Galvin: “Given that the Guildhall complex has been empty for some 12 months what plans are being discussed by officers or Cabinet member for it’s future use?”

To Cllr Dafydd Williams, Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance, from Cllr John Galvin: “What have been the overall costs expended on the Guildhall complex in the past 12 months in terms of heating, business rates and any other charges incurred?”

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11:20am Thu 17 Jul 14

BethFoxhunter96 says...

To Cllr Dafydd Williams, Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance, from Cllr Chris Steward: “Does the Cabinet Member agree with me that it is wrong so many officers have been appointed on what Cllr Warters correctly calls ‘living it up wages’ of over £500 per day without any elected member input?”

I presume Cllr Steward is referring to the recent consultants appointed. I believe their outputs will determine their worth, not a daily rate. If Sarah Tanburn delivers a really great local plan, she'll be worth it. If not, presumably she won't get all that money anyway as there will be penalty clauses for poor performance in the contract.
To Cllr Dafydd Williams, Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance, from Cllr Chris Steward: “Does the Cabinet Member agree with me that it is wrong so many officers have been appointed on what Cllr Warters correctly calls ‘living it up wages’ of over £500 per day without any elected member input?” I presume Cllr Steward is referring to the recent consultants appointed. I believe their outputs will determine their worth, not a daily rate. If Sarah Tanburn delivers a really great local plan, she'll be worth it. If not, presumably she won't get all that money anyway as there will be penalty clauses for poor performance in the contract. BethFoxhunter96
  • Score: -9

1:38pm Thu 17 Jul 14

nearlyman says...

May as well talk to a brick wall.
May as well talk to a brick wall. nearlyman
  • Score: 8

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