Pe­ti­tions com­mit­tee are­upto thetask

Rutherglen Reformer - - Intimations -

A cross-party group has been set up to con­sider a pe­ti­tions com­mit­tee be­ing formed as part of South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s de­ci­sion mak­ing frame­work.

The task and fin­ish group will con­sider the terms and ref­er­ence of a pos­si­ble pe­ti­tions com­mit­tee and will then re­port back to the ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee with its out­comes.

Leader of South La­nark­shire Coun­cil, Coun­cil­lor John Ross, said: “As a new administration we are de­ter­mined to ex­plore ev­ery op­por­tu­nity we can to give com­mu­ni­ties the op­por­tu­nity to di­rectly in­flu­ence coun­cil pol­icy.

“We feel one way of do­ing this would be to es­tab­lish a pe­ti­tions com­mit­tee.

“The first step in do­ing this is to cre­ate a work­ing group which will look at ev­ery as­pect a pe­ti­tions com­mit­tee would in­volve, be­fore re­port­ing their find­ings back and al­low­ing coun­cil­lors to de­cide on whether we pro­ceed.

“We are aware of sim­i­lar com­mit­tees op­er­at­ing in other lo­cal author­ity ar­eas and be­lieve this is some­thing res­i­dents of South La­nark­shire will wel­come.”

The cross-party group will con­sist of seven mem­bers in to­tal.

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