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Liberal Democrat Group Amendment to the Executive Budget Recommendations

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The Liberal Democrat Group Members presented the Liberal Democrat Group’s alternative budget as set out in the Council Agenda and in the Update to Liberal Democrat Group Amendment to Executive Budget Recommendations as published on the City Council’s website.

 

On a show of hands the Liberal Democrat Group’s alternative budget amendment waslost by:

 

12 votes in favour: Councillors Bick, Chadwick, Dalzell, Gehring, Martinelli, Matthews, McGerty, Page-Croft, Payne, Porrer, Summerbell and Tunnacliffe.

 

To 26 votes against: Councillors Ashton, Baigent, Barnett, Bird, Collis, Davies, Davey, Dryden, Green, Hadley, Herbert, Hipkin Johnson, Massey, McPherson, McQueen, Moore, O’Reilly, Robertson, Sargeant, Sheil, Smart, Smith, Thittala, Thornburrow and Todd-Jones

 

In accordance with the Council’s budget procedure, CouncillorBick moved separately the following proposals, which formed part of the Liberal Democrat Group alternative budget:

 

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S0007 and CAP0009

S0007 - Delete S4743 (Public toilet review and policy implementation) [linked with CAP0008]

 

CAP0009 Public Toilet Improvement Programme

 

On a show of hands the proposal waslost by:

 

12 votes in favour: Councillors Bick, Chadwick, Dalzell, Gehring, Martinelli, Matthews, McGerty, Page-Croft, Payne, Porrer, Summerbell and Tunnacliffe.

 

To 26 votes against: Councillors Ashton, Baigent, Barnett, Bird, Collis, Davey, Davies Dryden, Green, Hadley, Herbert, Hipkin Johnson, Massey, McPherson, McQueen, Moore, O’Reilly, Robertson, Sargeant, Sheil, Smart, Smith, Thittala, Thornburrow and Todd-Jones

 

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S0017

Delete S4759 (Pinder – out of hours emergency response)

 

On a show of hands the proposal wascarried by:

 

37 votes in favour: Councillors Ashton, Baigent, Barnett, Bick, Bird, Chadwick, Collis, Dalzell, Davey, Davies, Dryden, Gehring, Green, Hadley, Herbert, Hipkin Johnson Martinelli, Massey Matthews, McGerty, McPherson, McQueen, Moore O’Reilly, Page-Croft, Payne, Porrer, Robertson, Sargeant, Sheil, Smart, Smith, Summerbell, Thornburrow, Todd-Jones and Tunnacliffe.

 

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Update to recommendation 2.3 

At recommendation 2(e), after “Capital Plan”, add “together with the

changes in Appendix 2 to the Liberal Democrat Group

Amendment to Budget-Setting Report (BSR) 2021/22” (updated

19.2.21) and that options for replacing the Corn Exchange heating

system (CAP4706), including renewable energy sources and carbon

offsetting, should be subject to a prior report to the Environment and

Community Scrutiny Committee (if necessary at a special meeting) before a final decision.

 

On a show of hands the proposal waslost by:

 

12 votes in favour: Councillors Bick, Chadwick, Dalzell, Gehring, Martinelli, Matthews, McGerty, Page-Croft, Payne, Porrer, Summerbell and Tunnacliffe.

 

To 24 votes against: Councillors Ashton, Baigent, Barnett, Bird, Collis, Davey, Davies Dryden, Green, Hadley, Herbert, Johnson, Massey, McPherson, McQueen, Moore, O’Reilly, Robertson, Sargeant, Sheil, Smart, Smith, Thornburrow and Todd-Jones

 

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Details

B0016

Recognition of sustainability excellence in new buildings and retrofit of old

On a show of hands the proposal waslost by:

 

12 votes in favour: Councillors Bick, Chadwick, Dalzell, Gehring, Martinelli, Matthews, McGerty, Page-Croft, Payne, Porrer, Summerbell and Tunnacliffe.

 

To 24 votes against: Councillors Ashton, Baigent, Barnett, Bird, Collis, Davey, Davies Dryden, Green, Hadley, Herbert, Johnson, Massey, McPherson, McQueen, Moore, O’Reilly, Robertson, Sargeant, Sheil, Smart, Smith, Thornburrow and Todd-Jones

 

Councillor Smith proposed an amendment to the Update to the Liberal Democrat Group Amendment to the Budget Setting Report paragraph 2.3 as set out in the Information Pack.

 

On a show of hands the proposal wascarried by:

 

23 votes in favour: Councillors Ashton, Baigent, Barnett, Bird, Collis, Davey, Davies Dryden, Green, Hadley, Herbert, Johnson, Massey, McPherson, McQueen, Moore, Robertson, Sargeant, Sheil, Smart, Smith, Thornburrow and Todd-Jones

 

12 abstentions: Councillors Bick, Chadwick, Dalzell, Gehring, Martinelli, Matthews, McGerty, Page-Croft, Payne, Porrer, Summerbell and Tunnacliffe.

 

Unless otherwise stated, all references in the recommendations to sections, pages and appendices relate to Version 2.0 (Council) of the Budget Setting Report (BSR).

 

This can be found via:

 

Agenda for Council on Thursday, 25th February, 2021, 6.00 pm - Cambridge Council

 

It was RESOLVED to agree the Executive’s budget proposals by:

 

23 votes in favour: Councillors Ashton, Baigent, Barnett, Bird, Collis, Davey, Davies Dryden, Green, Hadley, Herbert, Johnson, Massey, McPherson, McQueen, Moore, Robertson, Sargeant, Sheil, Smart, Smith, Thornburrow and Todd-Jones

 

12 abstentions: Councillors Bick, Chadwick, Dalzell, Gehring, Martinelli, Matthews, McGerty, Page-Croft, Payne, Porrer, Summerbell and Tunnacliffe.

 

To approve the following:

 

i.  Revenue Pressures and Bids shown in Appendix C(b) and Savings shown in Appendix C(c) (except for the removal of saving S4759 Pinder Service) of the officer’s report.

ii.  Non-Cash Limit items as shown in Appendix C(d) of the officer’s report.

iii.  There are no bids to be funded from External or Earmarked Funds (which would be included as Appendix C(e) of the officer’s report).

iv.  Delegation to the Chief Financial Officer (Head of Finance) of the calculation and determination of the Council Tax taxbase (including submission of the National Non-Domestic Rates Forecast Form, NNDR1, for each financial year) which is set out in Appendix A(a) of the officer’s report.

v.  The level of Council Tax for 2021/22 as set out in Appendix A (b) and Section 4 [page 20 of the BSR refers].

vi.  Delegation to the Head of Finance to finalise changes relating to any corporate and/or departmental restructuring and any reallocation of support service and central costs, in accordance with the CIPFA Service Reporting Code of Practice for Local Authorities (SeRCOP).

vii.Any recommendations in respect of the proposals outlined in Appendix D(a) of the officer’s report for inclusion in the Capital Plan.  As it was already planned to report to future committees on the details of the Corn Exchange improvement programme, for the benefit of clarity, a report on the heating project will be brought to the March meeting of the Environment and Communities Scrutiny Committee. This will include details of why the heating proposals are, at the present time, both the most viable option, and the least harmful solution environmentally.

viii.  The revised Capital Plan for the General Fund as set out in Appendix D(c) of the officer’s report and the Funding as set out in Section 6, page 29 of the BSR.

ix.  The impact of revenue and capital budget approvals and approve the resulting level of reserves to be used to support the budget proposals as set out in the table [Section 8, page 49 of the BSR refers].

x.  The updated Corporate Plan 2019 - 2022, attached at Appendix B of the officer’s report.

 

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