Reporting Person – Joanne McIntosh
Joanne McIntosh, Head of Democratic and Legal Services, introduced the report which was being received for consultation, alongside the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, prior to being received for approval by Full Council. The objectives of the review of the Constitution included streamlining and improving efficiency, simplifying the document and being easier to navigate; and making the decision-making process easier to understand.
The Committee broadly welcomed the document and noted that the Monitoring Officer could add diagrams without Council approval to enhance accessibility. Following a question, it was stated that the reference to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee being led by independent people was to ensure clarity over the scrutiny aspect of the Committee in relation to the Executive decision-making body.
RESOLVED that the report be noted.