How decisions are made
To improve effectiveness and efficiency, Liverpool City Council has streamlined the way decisions are made.
The City Council has replaced the old committee system with a new system that:
Involves local communities in the decision making process by making it more understandable and accountable
Speeds up the decision-making process
Delegates the more 'routine' business decisions to officers, who are required to operate within a clear framework of accountability and scrutiny
The aim is to bring the working of the City Council closer to the citizens of Liverpool and to provide stronger leadership within the city.
Liverpool City Council is composed of 99 Councillors. The City Council is the sovereign body and retains the power to approve or reject the budget and policy recommendations proposed by the Executive Board
The City Council has the ultimate responsibility for establishing the local political decision making process.
How to get involved
All City Council meetings are open to the public unless the reports are of a confidential nature. A schedule of City Council meetings is updated and published weekly. You can obtain it through Liverpool Direct