All reports of the Mayor or a key
decision of an officer are published 5 clear working days before
the decision is taken. The reports include recommendations which
set out the intended decision.
If a non executive Councillor or co-opted member wishes to
reserve the right to call in a decision, they must let the Chief
Executive know from the time the report was published and the end
of the meeting at which the decision was taken.
The decision is published between 2-5 working days of being
made. If a member has reserved the right to call-in or the decision
is substantially different than those set out in the report, or new
information is given that was not in the original report no action
can be taken on the decision until the decision has been published
for 5 working days.
During that time, the following may ask an overview and scrutiny
committee to call in the decision:
- Any scrutiny chair plus any 5 scrutiny members;
- Three members of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee;
- Twenty percent of Councillors (12 Councillors)
The Overview and Scrutiny Committee may request the Chief
Executive to call in the decision within the 5 days.
The Overview and Scrutiny Committee will meet within 5 working
days of the decision to call in. If they are concerned about the
decision, they will refer it back to the decision-maker who will
reconsider the decision and may amend it or not.
Outside Budget/Policy Framework
Members may call in a decision if they believe an executive
decision has been made that is inconsistent with the policy and
budget framework. We may either: