Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Cabinet considered a report of the Chief Executive providing an update on developments in relation to ASELA and proposed that the Council becomes a member of a Joint Committee of constituent members to oversee ASELA and provide enhanced transparency and accountability in the new delivery stage of its work programme.
The Minutes of the ASELA and Local Government Reform Working Party held on 7th June 2021 were considered in conjunction with this matter.
Reason for Decision:
To provide ASELA with the governance arrangements required to enable delivery of the Growth and Recovery Prospectus and ten delivery programmes and for Southend and its residents to be a direct and indirect beneficiary of the work.
Do nothing. Continuing with the existing informal arrangements does not support ASELA’s ability to secure large scale investment from Government and the private sector. Nor does it provide transparency of decision making or accountability for delivery.
Note: This is a Council Function.
Eligible for call-in to: Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee
Cabinet Member: Cllr Gilbert
Report author: Alison Griffin
Publication date: 18/06/2021
Date of decision: 15/06/2021
Decided at meeting: 15/06/2021 - Cabinet
Effective from: 26/06/2021
This decision has been called in by:
- Councillor Tony Cox who writes for comsideration by Policy & Resources Scrutiny Committee"
- Councillor Meg Davidson who writes for comsideration by Policy & Resources Scrutiny Committee"