"Councils in the area have until September to submit their proposals for what the future unitary authority could look like.
Steve Siddons, Leader of Scarborough Borough Council, said: "We would support that. I would certainly support that and I think that makes far more sense than the complex system that we have in place. The services would still be provided locally. It would bring more money into the local economy, it means that we'll have more control over economic regeneration, transport and over infrastructure."
"The timetable is still to be set for York and North Yorkshire to make decisions about its own devolution, aiming to take place between 2020 and 2022.
The leaders from each of the local authorities are now at the stage where they are considering a set of “asks” which are laid out in the devolution proposal.
At meetings taking place throughout July, each local authority is being asked to agree to begin the process of negotiating a devolution deal by agreeing the “asks”.
If conversations between the Councils and Government progress well, a governance review will be required to take place, including a full consultation, which will provide residents, communities and businesses a full opportunity to share their views before decisions are made."
The Temple of Doom, moi?
There are actually three tiers of Local Democracy.
@ North Bay Parish.Inc
“Anything that leads to more openness and transparency should be welcomed but we really need to see the details of the plans and whether it is the best course of action for residents."
Ah, Well ....
Every area should have a 'parish' with each electing a member to sit on the Unitary.
The Complicated Version:
"The Leaders of the Councils of York andNorth Yorkshire have previously written on the 13th February 2020 to Government to open up a dialogue with Government to be able to negotiate a devolution deal for the region to increase funding and provide additional flexibilities for the benefit of the region. (copy of the letter is attached at Appendix 1)...
'Agreed Devolution Deal announced in Autumn around a ‘fiscal event’ - Nov 2020'
'Mayor Elections - May 2022'
"But I think, moving forward, people should know that freedom of speech is accepted, but the audience should know what they're getting into.
"I don't believe in censorship."
Obviously, I'll be voting for Britney Spears.