Glasgow City Council Agenda - 11 September 2014, 13:30 Help

A meeting to be held at City Chambers, Glasgow at 13:30 on 11 September 2014.

Number Item
1Print 3 - Committees' minutes - Consideration of paragraphs marked "C", remaining paragraphs submitted for information and approval as a correct record only (page 146 onwards). View Papers
2Consideration of minutes previously objected to.
3Changes to committees - Appointment of Senior Officers Committee - Remove Alistair Watson and Graeme Hendry and appoint James Adams and Susan Aitken. View Papers
4Representation on outside bodies.
6Questions. View Papers
7Notices of motions:-
(a)By Bailie Hanif Raja:-

"Council proudly recognises that Glasgow 2014 was the best ever Commonwealth Games and expresses warmest gratitude to the thousands of volunteers who contributed to the success of Glasgow's Games. Their commitment, knowledge and friendliness was at the heart of the Games' overwhelming success. The Clydesiders and Host City Volunteers offered practical support, infectious enthusiasim and a unique Glasgow welcome; and Council recognises that their dedication, generosity of spirit and passion demonstrated to the entire world that People Make Glasgow."
(b)By Councillor Susan Aitken:-

"Council believes that increased active citizen engagement in a re-energised political landscape is to the benefit of all Glaswegians and resolves to seek to ensure this takes place across the city."
(c)By Councillor Kieran Wild:-

"Council welcomes the publication by the cross party group, the Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy, called Effective Democracy: Reconnecting with Communities.

Council supports the report's key recommendations to promote decentralisation and devolve more powers to local government. Council acknowledges that local democracy would be reinvigorated by greater accountability and the enablement of at least 50% of income to be raised locally.

Council instructs the Leader of the Council to write to the Scottish Minister for Local Government and Planning seeking a fundamental review of the structures, boundaries, functions and democratic arrangements for all local governance in Scotland, adopting the key findings of the report as a framework."
(d)By Councillor Alistair Watson:-

"Council commends the Evening Times Streets Ahead campaign, supported by the City Charitable Trust, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Housing Association, Scottish Fire and Rescue and Scotrail, which seeks to work with Glasgow's citizens to make their neighbourhoods a safer and cleaner place to live; recognises the hard work of thousands of residents, community activists and school communities who have participated in litter pick-ups, organised community gardens, and hosted street parties and other activities to improve their neighbourhood; welcomes the support of all of the partners and the Streets Ahead Street Champions who have helped people to get their projects up and running; and reaffirms our ongoing commitment to the Streets Ahead campaign."
(e)By Councillor Frank McAveety:-

"Council welcomes the successful launch and introduction of the Mass Automated Cycle Scheme; notes that in 2 months since its launch 17,000 hires were made; welcomes the award of the maintenance contract to Glasgow Bike Station; reaffirms its commitment to Glasgow's Strategic Plan for Cycling to improve infrastructure and encourage cycling and active travel in the city, and commits to the continued success and development in the months and years to come."
(f)By Councillor Martin Neill:-

"Council recognises the risk older and vulnerable residents face every year from bogus callers and rogue traders.

Awareness is key to tackling this under-reported crime and Council commends and supports the Nominated Neighbour initiative from Police Scotland, which aims to help beat doorstep crime and raise awareness of the potential danger of bogus doorstep callers. Council also welcomes the forthcoming collaboration between Community Safety Glasgow, Police Scotland and Trading Standards to compile a database of "No Cold Calling Zones", which will identify problem areas in the city and allow relevant agencies to provide support and guidance to vulnerable residents."
(g)By Councillor Martha Wardrop:-

"This Council condemns the Government of Israel for its continuing illegal occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the blockade of Gaza. It is noted that UN resolution 242 calls for the "withdrawal of Israeli forces from territories occupied" in the 1967 war - West Bank and East Jerusalem - which remain under military occupation and Gaza which has been under blockade since 2007. Council acknowledges the heroic resilience of the people in these areas in the face of Israeli Defence Force's open aggression and disregard for International Law.

Council agrees to support Palestinian civil society's call for a campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel.

This Council therefore resolves to reassess its current procurement arrangements and ensure future agreements and contracts boycott all Israeli goods and services to the maximum extent that procurement rules permit."
8Minutes of Council meeting of 26th June 2014 (Print 3, pages 139 to 145). View Papers