Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To agree response to Rural Commission
The Chief Executive Officer considered the
report presented at the informal meeting of Executive Members held
on 21 September 2021. Having taken account of the comments made by
Executive Members and all relevant information provided at the
meeting, he agreed the proposed NYCC response to the report of the
North Yorkshire Rural Commission, as set out in section 3 of the
report – see attached.
Whilst this is a non-key executive decision, in a spirit of openness and transparency it will be open to call in.
This decision was taken in consultation with Executive Members.
Under his delegated decision making powers in
the Officers’ Delegation Scheme in the Council’s
Constitution, the Chief Executive Officer has power, in cases of
emergency, to take any decision which could be taken by the
Council, the Executive or a committee.
Following on from the expiry of the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 (“the 2020 Regulations”), which allowed for committee meetings to be held remotely, the County Council resolved at its meeting on 5 May 2021 that, for the present time, in light of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic circumstances, remote live-broadcast committee meetings should continue (as informal meetings of the Committee Members), with any formal decisions required being taken by the Chief Executive Officer under his emergency decision making powers and after consultation with other Officers and Members as appropriate and after taking into account any views of the relevant Committee Members and all relevant information. This approach was reviewed in July and will be further reviewed in September 2021.
The Chief Executive Officer took all relevant information into account in exercising his emergency delegated powers in this matter, including considering the views of the Executive Members and made the decisions set out above for the reasons set out in the body of the report – see report attached.
MB: Usually a non-key executive decision by an officer is not open to call-in , however in a spirit of transparency such decisions by the Chief Executive Officer under his emergency delegated powers WILL be open to call in.
Publication date: 24/09/2021
Date of decision: 21/09/2021
Effective from: 02/10/2021