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Barnet Council could change the way it makes key decisions
Barnet Council is looking to change the way it makes key decisions – and the views of the public could help shape the proposals.
The authority is running a public consultation on its plans to change from an executive system to a committee system.
The move would mean a switch to cross-party committees with proportional representation that are assigned specific responsibilities.
Decisions are currently taken by a single-party cabinet during meetings, or by individual cabinet members before being scrutinised by a cross-party panel.
Council leader Councillor Richard Cornelius said: “We are in the early stages of designing the new system and it is tremendously important that it works well for residents, voluntary groups and businesses.
“The system is fundamental to the way the council operates so I would encourage as many people as possible to get in touch with their views.”
The public consultation will run until September 22 and Barnet Council hopes to implement the proposals by June next year.
The consultation document will be published online and hard copies will be available in libraries and council buildings.
For more information and to comment, visit engage.barnet.gov.uk
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