Scrutiny Week January 2015 #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.  But at least the simple request of a former Executive member (Nigel Murphy) that upcoming meetings get listed at the top of the meetings page has finally been granted.  Pity that the last two scrutiny meetings coming up next week get missed off though…

And do any of the pages (e.g. the one for Neighourhoods) tell you when the meeting is (10am or 2pm). Or where? Or that you are welcome?  Don’t be silly.

And is Neighbourhoods Scrutiny actually going to have the promised report about how the “Carbon Literacy” training for councillors has gone? Don’t be silly.

Do you live in a city where the elected politicians and the civil servants want any engagement or scrutiny?  Don’t be silly.

Of note for “greens” –

Two items in Finance Scrutiny (Thurs 15th, 10am, Manchester Town Hall)

7. Manchester City Council’s Sustainable Procurement Policy and GMCA Social Value Policy and Evaluation Framework (122.33 KB, PDF)

and the long-delayed 9. Communications Subgroup – Draft Terms of Reference and Work Programme (41.01 KB, PDF)

 

Tuesday 13th January

Young People and Children’s

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

Agenda

Reports

Neighbourhoods

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

Agenda

Reports

Wednesday 14th month

Economy

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

Agenda

Reports

Communities

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

Agenda

Reports

Thursday 15th January

Finance

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

Agenda

Reports

Health

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

Agenda

Reports

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3 Responses to Scrutiny Week January 2015 #Manchester City Council

  1. Why do you continue with the nonsense, that there are only 95 Labour councillors when there are 96. The Labour and Coopertive Party, is part of the Labour Party? If he wanted to stand as being independent, then that is what he should of done.

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