Mayor on Committees during their term of office
7 April 2017 at 3:01pm
Our Mayor Elect has asked if he can remain on the Planning Committee during his term of office. We have nothing in our Mayoral Handbook to say he can't but we do state that the Mayor cannot be a Chairman of a Committee.
7 April 2017 at 3:09pm
A (civic) Mayor may not be a member of the Executive [section 11(7) LGA2000] so I suppose it depends whether the holding that post would be included on the Executive/Council cabinet.
7 April 2017 at 5:48pm
Planning is a non-Executive function, being delegated from Council, so it should be permissible.
12 May 2017 at 11:37am
Although it is not written in the constitution, in Canterbury it is understood that the Lord Mayor is non political and does not sit on any committees during his year in office to avoid any challenges to their integrity, especially because of the high number of residents they meet whilst in office.