Best Value Performance & Efficiency Sub-committee Of The Policy & Resources Committee - 26/06/2006
At a MEETING of the BEST VALUE SUB-COMMITTEE OF THE POLICY AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE held at Dundee on 26th June, 2006.
Councillor Jill SHIMI, Convener, in the Chair.
Unless marked thus * all items stand delegated.
I MEMBERSHIP OF SUB-COMMITTEE
It was reported that Councillor Grant had resigned from the Sub-Committee and the Administration had proposed that the vacancy be filled by Councillor Keenan.
In terms of Standing Order No 46(2) the change would have effect from the next meeting.
The Sub-Committee agreed this change.
II EFFICIENT GOVERNMENT
There was submitted Report No 391-2006 by the Depute Chief Executive (Finance) advising members of efficiency savings achieved by the Council over the 3 years 2005/06 to 2007/08 and included in the 3 Year Revenue Budget Volume 2006-2009.
The Sub-Committee noted the efficiency savings achieved by Dundee City Council, as detailed in Appendix 1 to the report.
III NEIGHBOURHOOD MANAGEMENT
This item was withdrawn.
IV PERFORMANCE AND PROJECT MONITORING REPORT
There was submitted Report No 416-2006 by the Assistant Chief Executive (Community Planning) advising the Sub-Committee on the arrangements which had been put in place to ensure effective performance and project monitoring.
The Sub-Committee agreed:-
(i) to note the arrangements which had been put in place for regular performance and project monitoring;
(ii) to note the information contained in Appendices 1, 2 and 3 on progress being made on the objectives, projects and reviews in a wide range of strategic plans under each of the Council's strategic priorities;
(iii) to note that arrangements were being made to request further updates on plan items identified as 'behind schedule' or 'unlikely to be achieved', which would include details of the remedial action to be taken to get these back on schedule or the intention to seek Committee approval to reschedule or change the plan items; and
(iv) to note that work was underway to develop a more comprehensive performance report which would include information on performance indicators and survey results, as well as progress on the items contained in strategic plans.
V BEST VALUE AUDIT IMPROVEMENT PLAN
There was submitted Report No 417-2006 by the Chief Executive to update the Sub-Committee on implementation of the Best Value Improvement Plan.
The Sub-Committee agreed to note the contents of the report.
VI BEST VALUE REVIEW PROGRAMME
There was submitted Report No 403-2006 by the Assistant Chief Executive (Community Planning) making recommendations on the best value review programme for 2006/07.
The Sub-Committee agreed the following recommendations:-
(i) to approve the best value review programme for 2006/07 as set out in Appendix 1 of the report;
(ii) to agree to delete a number of reviews from the programme as set out in Appendix 2 of the report; and
(iii) to remit the Assistant Chief Executive (Community Planning) to develop proposals for the approach to best value reviews in future years, as part of the process of preparing the new corporate plan to be agreed in 2007.
VII ASSET MANAGEMENT
There was submitted Report No 428-2006 by the Assistant Chief Executive (Community Planning) informing the Sub-Committee of the progress so far with the compilation of the Asset Management Plan.
The Sub-Committee agreed to note the content of this update report, noting that this was a key theme of achieving efficient government.
Jill SHIMI, Convener.