Ordinary

 Supplementary Agenda

 

1 September 2015

 

TO:

Cr Michael Britten, Mayor

Cr Liz Seckold, Deputy Mayor

Cr Tony Allen

Cr Russell Fitzpatrick

Cr Keith Hughes

Cr Ann Mawhinney

Cr Kristy McBain

Cr Sharon Tapscott

Cr Bill Taylor

 

COPY:

General Manager, Ms Leanne Barnes

Group Manager Transport and Utilities, Mr Wayne Sartori

Group Manager Planning and Environment, Mr Andrew Woodley

Group Manager Community Relations and Leisure, Mr Anthony Basford

Group Manager Strategy and Business Services, Mr Lucas Scarpin

Executive Manager Organisational Development and Governance, Ms Nina Churchward

Minute Secretary

 

 

 


Council       2 September 2015

 

Supplementary Agenda

S        Mayoral Minutes

S.1                    Mayoral and Deputy Mayoral election – statement by candidates ......................................... 3

 

 

           

 


Council 2 September 2015

Item S.1

 

 

S.1Mayoral and Deputy Mayoral election – statement by candidates         

 

Cr Britten, Mayor  

 

 

Mayoral and Deputy Mayoral election – statement by candidates

I am proposing that Councillors wishing to stand for Mayor or Deputy Mayor be given the opportunity as part of proceedings to address Council on their reasons for seeking that position"

I believe that it is important that Councillors and the public know the intentions of candidates for these positions.

Following the pending review of the Local Government Act and in particular the expectation that structural, governance, strategic and performance frameworks will be included; it is appropriate to adopt via a mayoral minute the following recommendation leading into a new era for Local Government.

The Local Government Act’s Task Force recommendations include:

·    A two year mayoral term for Councillor elected Mayors

·    Oath of office and

·    Ongoing professional training for Councillors

I believe candidates need to be able to show their credentials to take on, what is becoming a much more complex and demanding position of mayor and likewise , the position of deputy mayor.

To adopt this motion leading into a potential two year mayoral term from 2016 is therefore appropriate. 

 

 

Attachments

Nil

 

Recommendation

That Councillors wishing to stand for the positon of Mayor or Deputy Mayor be given the opportunity as part of Mayoral and Deputy Mayoral election proceedings to address Council on their reasons for seeking that position.