“Scrutiny” Week September 2014. £14.5million “Clean” City fund still not reported!!

The Finance Scrutiny Committee of Manchester City Council last month insisted that the September meeting of their committee must be attended – by two Exec members and a senior councillor – so that spending of the £14.5m “Clean and Green” Fund could be discussed, scrutinised etc.  How do I know?  I was there. I filmed it.  And the agenda for the September meeting is now up. And… nothing.  And then you look at the August minutes – and they barely acknowledged the item was discussed, let alone firm commitments to action made by the chair.  Sorry for shouting but –   I FILMED IT. AND TRANSCRIBED IT. AND I HAVE AN EMAIL FROM THE CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE CONFIRMING THAT THEY ARE EXPECTING A WRITTEN REPORT.  Do they really expect to get away with this? What a city, you have to weep for it.

Meanwhile, the “Scrutiny Report” (based on a survey that only one member of the public filled in, and most of the senior councillors and officers ALSO didn’t fill in) is discussed by five committees.  What a city, you have to weep for it.

And, if you fancy a laugh, get along to Economy (that’s the one with some teeth) for the meeting on Wednesday.  The officers are presenting their SECOND effort at coming up with an implementation plan around the recommendations of the Environmental Sustainability Subgroup. What a city…

Tuesday 23th September

Young People and Children’s

10am The Scrutiny Committee Room, Level 2, Town Hall Extension

happened last week. Moved for the Labour Party Conference at short notice. Only had four years to sort this out… (that’s when the Labour Party said it would be in Manchester in 2014).

Neighbourhoods, Economy and Communities, also affected by the presence of the Conference – not moving. #logic

Neighbourhoods

2pm The Scrutiny Committee Room, Level 2, Town Hall Extension

Wednesday 24th September

Economy

10am The Scrutiny Committee Room, Level 2, Town Hall Extension

Download the Agenda (Download Agenda. 39.77 KB)

Communities

2pm The Scrutiny Committee Room, Level 2, Town Hall Extension

Thursday 26th September

Finance

10am The Scrutiny Committee Room, Level 2, Town Hall Extension

Health

2pm The Scrutiny Committee Room, Level 2, Town Hall Extension

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