Agenda item

Revised Committee Arrangements and Appointments

(Member lead: Cllr P Box, Author: Angela Taylor)

Minutes:

The Authority considered a report of the Director of Resources in respect of:

 

·         To  appoint West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) committees.

·         To appoint members to WYCA committees, including an independent member to the Governance and Audit Committee.

·         To appoint Chairs/Deputy Chairs of WYCA committees.

·         To grant voting rights to some members of WYCA committees.

·         To confirm the continuing appointment of Independent Persons.

 

Resolved:

 

(a)        That, in relation to appointment of committees –

 

            (i)         That the following committees be appointed, each with the terms

of reference set out in the relevant Appendix attached to the

submitted report:

 

·            Governance & Audit Committee (Appendix 1)

·Leeds City Region Partnership Committee (Appendix 2)

·Overview & Scrutiny Committee (Appendix 3)

·Transport Committee (Appendix 4)

·West Yorkshire & York Investment Committee (Appendix 5)

 

(ii)        That the following committees be appointed, each with the terms

of reference set out in the relevant Appendix attached to the

submitted report, with effect from 1 September 2017:

 

·            Business Innovation & Growth Panel (Appendix 6)

·            Employment & Skills Panel (Appendix 7)

·            Green Economy Panel (Appendix 8)

·            Land & Assets Panel (Appendix 9)

 

(b)        That, in relation to appointment of committee members

 

(i)         That in accordance with S17 Local Government and Housing Act

       1989 the Authority appoint the following of its members to: 

 

·         the Transport Committee and West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee as set out in Appendix 10 of the submitted report, and

 

·         the LCR Partnership Committee as follows:

 

-          each of the 5 WYCA Members individually appointed by each constituent council, and

-          the non-constituent council WYCA Member.

 

·         Business Innovation and Growth Panel, Employment and Skills Panel, Land and Assets Panel as set out in Appendix 11 of the submitted report, these appointments to be of effect from 1 September 2017.

 

(ii)        That the Authority appoints its members to the Governance and

             Audit Committee, as set out in Appendix 10 to the submitted report,  

             together with Andy Clayton as an independent member of the

             Governance and Audit Committee.

 

            (iii)       That the Authority appoints members to the Overview & Scrutiny

                        Committee as set out in Appendix 10 of the submitted report.

 

            (iv)       That the Authority co-opt members to:

 

·         the Transport Committee as set out in Appendix 10;

·         the LCR Partnership Committee as set out in paragraph 2 of the report, including substitute arrangements for those members;

·         the West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee as set out in paragraph 2 of the report; and

·         the new Panels as set out in Appendix 11, with appointments to be of effect from 1 September 2017.

 

 (c)       That, in relation to voting rights for committee members

 

            (i)         it be noted that each member of a constituent council appointed to

                        the Overview and Scrutiny Committee will have one vote.

 

            (ii)        that any non-constituent council member co-opted to the Overview

and Scrutiny Committee shall be a voting member of that committee (and of any sub-committee to which they may be appointed by that committee).

 

                (iii)       that the independent member of the Governance and Audit

                        Committee shall be a voting member of that committee.

 

(iv)       that all co-opted members of the LCR Partnership Committee shall be voting members of that committee.

 

(v)        that any constituent council member of the Transport Committee shall be a voting member of that committee (and of any sub-committee to which they may be appointed by that committee).

 

(vi)       that any constituent council member or non-constituent council member on the West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee shall be a voting member of that committee (and of any sub-committee to which they may be appointed by that committee).

 

(vii)      that each of the following members to be appointed to the new advisory Panels with effect from 1 September 2017 shall be a voting member:

 

·         each member co-opted from a local authority; and

·         each private sector representative.

 

(d)        That WYCA appoints a Chair and Deputy Chair to each committee, as set out in Appendix 10 and 11 of the submitted report, any such appointment in respect of any new advisory Panel to be of effect from 1 September 2017.

 

(e)        That Ian Brown and Carolyn Lord continue as Independent Persons available to act in relation to complaints concerning allegations of a breach of WYCA’s Members’ Code of Conduct on the existing terms for remuneration until WYCA’s annual meeting in 2018.

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