Scrutiny Week October 2014 #Manchester City Council

As ever, there is no single official page where you can find out what items are being discussed at the six scrutiny committee meetings being held this week.  (Manchester City Council, with 95 of its 96 councillors belonging to the Labour Party, has 6 committees that are supposed to keep the Exec and officers on track).  Such is the contempt and indifference for democracy and transparency that exists in powerful corners of the Town Hall.  Even the simple request of a former Executive member (Nigel Murphy) that upcoming meetings get listed at the top of the meetings page – which was agreed a month ago – has not been done.  They really are laughing in our faces.

Meanwhile, a no-better-than-the-first-or-second-time “implementation plan” for the Environmental Sustainability Subgroup is being brought, on Wednesday morning, to the Economy Scrutiny Committee.  Call me biased, but I think the far more detailed effort of the People’s Environmental Scrutiny Team is better…

 

Tuesday 21st October

Young People and Children’s

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

Neighbourhoods

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

Wednesday 22nd October

Economy

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

Download the Agenda (Download Agenda. 39.02 KB)

Communities

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

Thursday 23rd October

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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3 Responses to Scrutiny Week October 2014 #Manchester City Council

  1. annetucker85 says:

    Mark ­ thank you so so much for this work you do to keep us all informed, it is so wonderful to get these papers so we can read them, without everyone having to delve around in the horrors of MCC website. I don¹t know how often you get thanks, but here is one very grateful reader!

    I am planning to come to Friends meeting House this evening ­ and will make sure ~~I¹ve done my reading beforehand!

    Best wishes Anne

    Anne Tucker, 85 St Ives Rd, Manchester M14 5NH, England T: 0044 (0)161 613 3138 E:annetucker85@gmail.com Skype phone: annetuckerstives Upping It! Community recycling Project Rusholme and Moss Side

    on 20/10/14 07:37, manchester climate monthly at comment-reply@wordpress.com wrote:

    > manchesterclimatemonthly posted: “As ever, there is no single official page > where you can find out what items are being discussed at the six scrutiny > committee meetings being held this week.  (Manchester City Council, with 95 of > its 96 councillors belonging to the Labour Party, has 6 comm” >

  2. As Kevin Peel is a member of the Co-operative Party, which is affiliated to the Labour Party. Actually means the council consists of 96 Labour councillors out of 96, 100% Labour, and yes they are laughing in our faces and have been since the 1980s. http://party.coop/about/

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