Agenda and draft minutes

Annual Meeting, Council - Thursday, 26th May, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Kevin Tomkinson, Democratic Services 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Opening Remarks

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Minutes:

The Lord Mayor reminded all those present that the Annual Meeting was to be streamed live and asked people to switch electronic devices to silent.

 

2.

Issue of Papers for the Meeting

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Minutes:

The Lord Mayor indicated that, following the dispatch of the Summons with accompanying reports on Wednesday 18th May 2022, further papers originally identified on the Summons as to follow were circulated to Members on 25th May 2022.

 

3.

Procedural Motion

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It was moved by Councillor Lennox and

 

RESOLVED – That in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 14.9(a) Councillor Lennox be given leave of Council to alter the motion in her name at Item 8(d)(ii) – Appointment to Chair Outer North West Community Committee by replacing the name Cllr J Garvani with Cllr E Thomson.

4.

Election Of Lord Mayor

That Councillor Robert W Gettings MBE JP be elected Lord Mayor of the City of Leeds to hold office until immediately after the election of the Lord Mayor at the Annual Council meeting in 2023.

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It was moved by Councillor Coupar, seconded by Councillor Lamb, supported by Councillors Golton, Finnigan, Dobson and Forsaith and

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY - That Councillor Robert W Gettings MBE JP be elected Lord Mayor of the City of Leeds to hold office until the election of his successor.

 

5.

Election of Vice Chair of Council

To elect the Vice Chair of Council to hold office until immediately after the election of the Lord Mayor at the Annual Meeting of Council 2023.

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It was moved by Councillor Lennox, seconded by Councillor Cohen, and

 

RESOLVED - That Councillor Jim McKenna be elected Vice Chair of Council to hold office until immediately after the election of the Lord Mayor in 2023.

 

6.

Vote of Thanks to the Retiring Lord Mayor

To pass a vote of thanks to the retiring Lord Mayor.

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Councillor Pryor moved a vote of thanks to the retiring Lord Mayor, Councillor Asghar Khan.  This was seconded by Councillor Cohen and supported by Councillors Campbell, Finnigan, Dobson and D Blackburn and

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY – That a vote of thanks be moved for the retiring Lord Mayor, Councillor Asghar Khan.

 

 

 

7.

Minutes of the last Meeting pdf icon PDF 499 KB

To approve the minutes of the Council Meeting held on 23rd March 2022.

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It was moved by Councillor Lennox, seconded by Councillor Cohen and

 

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 23rd March 2022 be approved.

 

8.

Declaration of Interest

To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.

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There were no declarations of interests.

 

9.

Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Lord Mayor and/or the Chief Executive.

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There were no announcements.

10.

Recommendations of the General Purposes Committee pdf icon PDF 411 KB

To consider the reports of the City Solicitor setting out recommendations from the General Purposes Committee on 16 May 2022 to Full Council to;

 

(a)  Consider proposed amendments to the Councillors Code of Conduct 

 

(b)  Consider and approve amendments to Article 15 of the Constitution

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It was moved by Councillor Pryor, seconded by Councillor Lennox and

 

RESOLVED –

 

(a)  That the recommendations of the General Purposes Committee of the 16 May 2022 with regard to adopting the Councillors Code of Conduct as set out in the appendix to the report be approved.

 

(b)  That the recommendations of the General Purposes Committee of the 16 May 2022 with regard to amending Article 15 of the Constitution as set out in the appendix to the report be approved.

11.

Establishment of Committees and Appointments pdf icon PDF 175 KB

a)  That Committees having Terms of Reference as detailed in Schedule 8(a) be established (attached).

 

b)  That appointments be made to the Committees as detailed in Schedules 8(b)(i), (ii), (iii) (to follow) and (iv) (attached).

 

c)  That Chairs be appointed as detailed in Schedule 8(c) (to follow).

 

d)  That Chairs be appointed in respect of Community Committees as detailed in Schedule 8(d) (to follow).

 

e)  That appointments be made to joint authorities and joint committees as detailed in Schedule 8(e) (to follow).

 

f)  That appointments and nominations be made to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority as detailed in Schedule 8(f) (to follow).

 

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It was moved by Councillor Lennox, seconded by Councillor Flint and

 

RESOLVED –That Schedules 8(a) to 8(c) and 8(e) to(f) be approved, subject to the following amendments

 

WYPF-Investment Panel

Cllr Scopes to replace Cllr Martin

Cllr Shemilt to replace Cllr Harrand

 

WYPF-Advisory Group

Cllr Martin to replace Cllr Scopes

Cllr Shemilt to replace Cllr Harrand

 

12.

Appointment of Community Committee Chairs

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It was moved by Councillor Lennox seconded by Councillor Flint that in accordance with Community Committee Procedure Rules where the nomination for the chair of a Community Committee is unopposed, the Lord Mayor invited those Members of the Community Committee present at the Council meeting to elect that nominee.

 

The nominees were as follows;

 

Inner North West Community Committee - Councillor Walshaw

Inner North East Community Committee - Councillor Shahzad

Outer North East Community Committee - Councillor Harrington

Inner East Community Committee  - Councillor A Hussain

Outer East Community Committee  - Councillor Grahame

Inner West Community Committee  - Councillor Smart

Outer West Community Committee  - Councillor Amanda Carter

Outer South Community Committee  - Councillor Finnigan

 

Upon being put to the vote those Members listed to vote in respect of the appointment of the Chair for their respective Community Committees;

 

RESOLVED – That the Chair for each Community Committee be appointed as set out above.

 

13.

Appointment to Chair Inner South Community Committee

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It was moved by Councillor Lennox seconded by Councillor Flint that in accordance with Community Committee Procedure Rules that the appointment of the Chair of the Inner South Community Committee be determined by those Members of the Community Committee present at the Council meeting.

 

The 2 nominees were Councillor Dixon and Councillor Iqbal.

 

Upon being put to the vote those Members listed to vote in respect of the appointment of the Chair for the Inner South Community Committee;

 

RESOLVED – That Councillor Iqbal be appointed Chair of the Inner South Community Committee.

 

14.

Appointment to Chair Outer North West Community Committee

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It was moved by Councillor Lennox seconded by Councillor Flint that in accordance with Community Committee Procedure Rules that the appointment of the Chair of the Outer North West Community Committee be determined by those Members of the Community Committee present at the Council meeting.

 

The 2 nominees were Councillor Thomson and Councillor Wadsworth.

 

Upon being put to the vote those Members listed to vote in respect of the appointment of the Chair for the Outer North West Community Committee did so and this resulted in a tie and therefore in accordance with Community Committee Procedure Rules the vote was widened to include all Members of Council and it was;

 

RESOLVED – That Councillor Thomson be appointed Chair of the Outer North West Community Committee.

 

On the requisition of Councillors B Anderson and Alderson the voting on the appointment was recorded as follows;

 

Members of the Outer North West Community Committee only

 

Those in favour of Councillor Thomson – 6

 

Bromley, Campbell, Downes, Garvani, Lay and Thomson

 

Those in favour of Councillor Wadsworth – 6

 

Alderson, B Anderson, C Anderson, Flynn, Shemilt and Wadsworth

 

ABSTAIN - 0

 

Full Council vote

 

Those in favour of Councillor Thomson – 55

 

Akhtar, Almass, Arif, Bithell, Bowden, Bromley, Brooks, Burke, Carlill, Coupar, Dowson, Dye, Farley, Flint, France-Mir, Garthwaite, Garvani, Gibson, Grahame, Gruen, Hamilton, Harland, Hayden, Heselwood, A Hussain, Z Hussain, Illingworth, Iqbal, Jenkins, Khan, Lennox, Maloney, Marshall-Katung, Martin, McKenna, Midgley, Mulherin, Pryor, Rafique, Ragan, Renshaw, Ritchie, Scopes, Sewards, Shahzad, Sharpe, Smart, E Taylor, Thomson, Truswell, Tudor, Venner, Walshaw, Wilson and Wray.

 

Those in favour of Councillor Wadsworth – 28

 

Alderson, B Anderson, C Anderson, Buckley, Amanda Carter, Cohen, Dixon,  Dobson, Finnigan, Field, Firth, Flynn, Foster, Harrand, Harrington, Kidger, Lamb, McCormack, Newton, Richards, Robinson, D Seary, S Seary, Senior, Shemilt, Smith, Stephenson, and Wadsworth.

 

ABSTAIN – 4

 

Blackburn, Carlisle, Forsaith and Lay

15.

Scheme of Delegation (Council Functions) pdf icon PDF 176 KB

That the Officer Delegation Scheme (Council (Non-Executive) Functions as detailed in Schedule 9 be approved (attached).

 

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It was moved by Councillor Lennox seconded by Councillor Flint and

 

RESOLVED – That the Officer Delegation Scheme (Council (Non-Executive) Functions) as detailed in Schedule 9 be approved.

 

16.

Executive Arrangements pdf icon PDF 179 KB

That the arrangements for the discharge of executive functions, as set out by the Leader of the Council in Schedule 10, be received (to follow).

 

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It was moved by Councillor Pryor seconded by Councillor Lennox and

 

RESOLVED – That the list presented by the Leader setting out the arrangements for the discharge of Executive Functions, as detailed in Schedule 10, be noted.

 

17.

Council Meeting Dates 2022/2023 pdf icon PDF 98 KB

 

That the dates of the meetings of the Council for the Municipal Year 2022/2023 as detailed in Schedule 11 be approved.

 

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It was moved by Councillor Lennox seconded by Councillor Flint and

 

RESOLVED – That the dates of the meetings of the Council for the Municipal Year 2022/23, as detailed in Schedule 11 be approved.