Agenda and minutes

Member Management Committee
Tuesday, 14th January, 2014 4.00 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: Andy Booth (0113) 24 74325  Email: andy.booth@leeds.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

20.

Late Items

To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration

 

(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes)

Minutes:

The Chair agreed to include the following item on to the Agenda:

 

·  Request for Elected Member Representation on the Communities Board

 

21.

Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct. 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary intersts.

 

22.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors K Mitchell and B Gettings.

 

Councillors P Gruen and T Leadley were in attendance as substitute.

 

23.

Minutes - 12th November 2013 pdf icon PDF 51 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 12th November 2013.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 12 November 2013 be confirmed as a correct record.

 

24.

Matters arising from the Minutes

Minutes:

Further to Minute No 17, Members ICT Upgrade Project and the resolution that individual Members be recharged the full cost of using tablet devices abroad, it was reported by the Head of Civic and Member Support that this was not supported by the Scrutiny Board (Resources and Council Services) where it was recommended that data roaming abroad be allowed and that Members not be charged for costs incurred if related solely to their work as Elected Member of the Council.  Members were advised that further consideration will be given to this matter by the Chief ICT Officer and in the meantime no costs incurred by Members for roaming charges will be repayable by the Member concerned.

 

25.

Armed Forces Member Champion Working Group pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To consider the report of the Assistant Chief Executive (Citizens and Communities) seeking nominations to a cross party Armed Forces Member Champion Group.

Minutes:

The report of the Assistant Chief Executive (Citizens and Communities) sought nominations to a cross party Armed Forces Member Champion Group.

 

It was reported that the Executive Board had agreed that a cross party Armed Forces Member Champion Group would be established to support and promote the Leeds Armed Forces Community Covenant and act as a member advisory group for the development of future Armed Forces Day events.

 

In response to questions from Members it was reported that the previous Armed Forces Champion had not been replaced.

 

RESOLVED – That nominations be submitted to the Assistant Chief Executive (Citizens and Communities)

 

 

26.

Request for Elected Member Representation on the Communities Board pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Minutes:

The report of the Assistant Chief Executive (Citizens and Communities) sought Elected Member representation to join the core membership of the Communities Board.

 

It was reported that the Communities Board was newly established and the first meeting would take place at the end of January 2014.  It was proposed to seek two nominations from the Labour Group and one each from the Conservative Group and Liberal Democrat Group.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)  That Councillors P Gruen and A Hussain be nominated from the Labour Group.

(2)  That nominations from the Conservative and Labour Group be submitted to the be submitted to the Assistant Vhief Executive (Customers and Communities)

 

27.

Council representation - East Leeds Primary Trust pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Children’s Services seeking to secure Elected Member representation on the East Leeds Primary Partnership.

Minutes:

The report of the Director of Children’s Services sought to secure Elected Member representation on the East Leeds Primary Partnership.

 

It was recommended that an Elected Member from each of the Killingbeck & Seacroft and Crossgates & Whinmoor wards be appointed.

 

RESOLVED – That Councillors B Selby and P Gruen be appointed to the East Leeds Primary Partnership.

 

28.

Appointments to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 64 KB

To consider the report of the City Solicitor providing an update on the current position regarding Member appointments to Outside Bodies.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the City Solicitor provided an update on the current position regarding Member appointments to outside bodies and also sought to confirm Member nominations to remaining vacancies.

 

Further to the request at the previous meeting to clarify whether there could be further representation on the Charities of Thomas Wade and Others, it was reported that this was not possible under the terms of reference.  It was subsequently proposed that Councillor A Blackburn be replaced by Councillor J Hardy.

 

Councillor E Nash requested that she be removed as substitute member for the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)  That the change of appointments since the last meeting of the Committee, as detailed in Paragraph 3.1 of the report be noted.

(2)  That Councillor J Hardy replace Councillor A Blackburn on the Charities of Thomas Wade and Others.

(3)  That Councillor E Nash be removed as substiture member fo the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee.

 

With reference to the proposal to change membership of the Charities of Thomas Wade and Others, Councillors C Campbell, G Latty, T Leadley and A Blackburn requested that their votes against the decision be recorded.

 

29.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

Tuesday 25th February 2014 at 4.00pm

Minutes:

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 at 4.00 p.m.