Decision details

Decision Maker: Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The committee considered a report outlining the feedback and recommendations to the WMCA Board from the Mayoral Q&A session held on the 9 October.


The Chair highlighted that committee would have an additional Mayoral Q&A session in February 2020 that would be focussed on connectivity matters. She also referenced paragraph 4.2 of the report and noted the potential for members to look at whether the WMCA was appropriately structured from a governance perspective to discharge its functions and responsibilities.


Both Councillor Ahmad Boston and Councillor Lynnette Kelly expressed their disappointment at the Mayor’s comment regarding their respective cities not having spent their share of the Housing First funding, which did not reflect the situation as they understood it. The councillors requested those comments be clarified.


It be recommended to the WMCA Board that:


(1)          The Mayoral Q&A event held with members of the Overview & Scrutiny Committee, joined by members of the Young Combined Authority, on 9 October be noted.


(2)          The conclusions arising out of the event as set out in the report be endorsed.


(3)          A further Mayoral Q&A event be held in February 2020 with a specific focus on connectivity matters.

Publication date: 01/11/2019

Date of decision: 22/10/2019

Decided at meeting: 22/10/2019 - Overview & Scrutiny Committee

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