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Mayor and Mayoral Support (D03)

Cuts

Portfolio: Leader of the Council

Futures Fund

This cut may not get implemented in full because there are proposals to include the service within the futures fund. Please visit the futures fund proposal to find out more. 

Description

The role of the Ceremonial Mayor in Darlington is not a statutory function it is a ceremonial function.  The only element that would require replacing would be the chairing of Council meetings and this could be undertaken by another Councillor (Chairperson of the Council).

Some of the functions of the Mayor (e.g. invitation to events/presentations by the Council) could be undertaken/hosted by Senior Members of the Council.

The costs currently incurred include :-

  • Mayoral and Deputy Mayoral allowances
  • Mayoral Support Officer and three casual chauffeurs
  • Mayor’s Car (and running costs)
  • Mayor and Deputy Mayor’s Allowances
  • Hospitality budget

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03 - Mayor and Mayoral Support

This proposal will be discussed at the Efficiency and Resources scrutiny committee [PDF document] on 18 March 2016.

 

Your Say

2 comment(s)

This table lists comments from the public about this proposal

Comment

FF 52p (Mayoral Allowance and Officer Support)
Cut D03 (Mayor and Mayoral Support)

Surely in times of budget cuts this position could be cut to allow the funding to be allocated to over services that benefit the public who's money is being spent

FF 52p (Mayoral Allowance and Officer Support)
Cut D03 (Mayor and Mayoral Support)

If we can't afford to fund the CAB and other charities how can we afford a mayor and we can't afford £25000 to subsidise the bowling club either. If as Bill Dixon says it gives them something to do why doesn't he take them out cleaning the streets, seems we're also losing part of the street cleaning gang, it will give Bill and his mates something to do