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Tenant Representative Vacancy

Meeting: 19/06/2018 - Housing Scrutiny Committee (Item 22)

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Minutes:

This item was Chaired by Diana Minns (Vice Chair / Tenant Representative)

 

Matter for Decision

On 25th May 2018 we received a resignation from John Marais from his position as Tenant Representative on the Housing Scrutiny Committee; this would take effect from 25th June 2018. The report set out the requirement of the Committee to co-opt a person in to the vacant position. It also provided details of potential options available to identify an eligible person.

 

Decision of the Committee

  i.  Delegate authority to the Strategic Director in consultation with the Executive Councillor for Housing, Chair, Vice-Chair and Opposition Spokesperson, to consider the options for representative replacement outside of the committee meeting and report back to the Committee ahead of the autumn cycle.

 

Reason for the Decision

As set out in the Officer’s report.

 

Any Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

Not applicable.

 

Scrutiny Considerations

 

The Committee received a report from the Resident Engagement Officer.

 

The Committee made the following comments in response to the report:

  i.  Expressed support for the approach of contacting candidates who had previously stood in Tenant and Leaseholder Representative elections.

  ii.  It was suggested that, as there had been one other candidate in the 2016 election, the first step should be to contact that person.

  iii.  Members were unhappy about any other approach which might involve a selection process.

  iv.  Tenant representative reminded the Committee that there was a single criterion for tenant or leaseholder representative and that was that they must be a tenant or leaseholder.

  v.  Holding another election was discussed. It was agreed that this could be costly and time consuming.

  vi.  It was suggested that a more pragmatic approach might be needed.

 

The Committee unanimously approved the recommendations.