Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.1

Order of Business

Including any notices of motion and any other items of business submitted as urgent for consideration at the meeting.

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2.1

Declaration of interests

Members should declare any financial and non-financial interests they have in the items of business for consideration, identifying the relevant agenda item and the nature of their interest.

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3.1

Deputations

If any

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4.1

Minutes pdf icon PDF 691 KB

The City of Edinburgh Council of 16 December 2021 – submitted for approval as a correct record

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5.1

Leader's Report pdf icon PDF 200 KB

Leader’s report

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6.1

Appointments to Committees and Outside Organisations etc pdf icon PDF 91 KB

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7.1

Independent Review into Whistleblowing and Organisational Culture – Next Steps pdf icon PDF 496 KB

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7.2

Council Diary 2022-2023 pdf icon PDF 427 KB

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7.3

Operational Governance: Review of Grant Standing Orders pdf icon PDF 303 KB

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7.4

Rolling Actions Log - May 2015 - December 2021 pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Rolling Actions Log - May 2015-December 2021

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7.5

Revised Polling Places for the City of Edinburgh Council Election on 5 May 2022 to Eliminate the Use of Schools pdf icon PDF 368 KB

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7.6

Lord Provost’s Commission: The Strategy for Our Ex Forces Personnel - Summary Report pdf icon PDF 363 KB

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7.7

Edinburgh Child Protection Committee - Annual Report 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 898 KB

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7.8

People’s Network and Open Plus – referral from the Culture and Communities Committee pdf icon PDF 252 KB

People’s Network and Open Plus – referral from the Culture and Communities Committee

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8.1

By Councillor Munro - 1000 Cities

By Councillor Munro - 1000 Cities

“Council:

Notes Edinburgh’s ongoing commitment to reaching net-zero by 2030.

Notes the Council has signed up to UK100 (with a goal of 100% clean energy by 2050), the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Race to Zero Campaign amongst other national and international initiatives.

Notes the 1,000 Cities campaigning aiming to sign up 1,000 cities to reject fossil fuels and commit to 100% renewable energy by 2040 (onethousandcities.com).

Notes this initiative is consistent with existing Council and City policy and notes that we will work with the UK and Scottish Governments to ensure the rapid decarbonisation of heat, electricity and transport.

Council therefore agrees to join the 1000 Cities Initiative for Carbon Freedom.”

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8.2

By Councillor Cook - Edinburgh Slavery and Colonialism Legacy Review

By Councillor Cook - Edinburgh Slavery and Colonialism Legacy Review

“Council:

Thanks Professor Sir Geoff Palmer and other members of the Council’s Edinburgh Slavery and Colonialism Legacy Review, even though their identities remain unknown to the residents of Edinburgh, for their work thus far.

Notes some concerns that have been raised relating to the conduct of the review, not least by Professor Peter Mathieson, Principle and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh in relation to the parallel review of the University's role in the same matter.

Accepts there are many aspects of history about which reasonable people can disagree.  Affirms that conducting such debate in a respectful way in the public domain is the foundation of good scholarship and the way to promote a better-balanced collective understanding about events that took place in our past.

Instructs the Chief Executive to write to Sir Geoff and other members of the Council’s Review to draw their attention to the Standards Commission of Scotland's Code of Conduct for Councillors and Members of Devolved Public Bodies, in the hope that this might provide helpful guidance as to the behaviour that is expected of and by Councillors and other public servants.”

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8.3

By Councillor Staniforth - Diversity Champions and UK Workplace Equality Index

By Councillor Staniforth - Diversity Champions and UK Workplace Equality Index

“Council notes

The recent shocking rise in reports of transphobia and homophobia in the UK, Scotland and Edinburgh.

That Stonewall have consistently championed LGBTQ+ rights and have been under increasing attack for doing so over the last three years.

That STRIDE, the CEC’s internal LGBT+ colleague network, believe that for CEC to fully support its LGBT+ staff it is necessary for CEC to both join Stonewall Scotland’s Diversity Champions program and submit information annually to the UK Workplace Equality Index.

Council therefore:

Agrees to approach Stonewall Scotland with the intention of joining their Diversity Champions program.

Agrees to begin submitting annual information to the UK Workplace Equality Index.”

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9.1

By Councillor Day - Capital Credit Union

By Councillor Day - Capital Credit Union

“Council notes the financial pressure on many of our citizens, particularly during Covid -19 Pandemic, and that many people have suffered.

Council also notes the important role that credit unions and community banking schemes offer to help many in our city.

Council notes that Capital Credit Union was voted Best Credit Union (North) in the 2021 Consumer Credit Awards run by independent review group, Smart Money People. The awards are decided solely on customer feedback.

Council ask the Lord Provost celebrates this achievement in an appropriate manner.”

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10.1

By Councillor Osler - Highway Code Changes pdf icon PDF 58 KB

By Councillor Osler - Highway Code Changes – for answer by the Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee

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10.2

By Councillor Johnston - The 2037 Backstop - A Hard Limit to Achieving Net Zero pdf icon PDF 106 KB

By Councillor Johnston - The 2037 Backstop - A Hard Limit to Achieving Net Zero – for answer by the Leader of the Council

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10.3

By Councillor Hutchison - Workplace Parking Levy pdf icon PDF 59 KB

By Councillor Hutchison - Workplace Parking Levy – for answer by the Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee

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10.4

By Councillor Hutchison - Workplace Parking Levy pdf icon PDF 59 KB

By Councillor Hutchison - Workplace Parking Levy – for answer by the Depute Leader of the Council

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10.5

By Councillor Rust - Current Legal Basis for Lanark Road and Longstone Spaces for People Scheme pdf icon PDF 26 KB

By Councillor Rust - Current Legal Basis for Lanark Road and Longstone Spaces for People Scheme – for answer by the Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee

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10.6

By Councillor Rust - Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) pdf icon PDF 25 KB

By Councillor Rust – Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) – for answer by the Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee

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10.7

By Councillor Rust - Spaces for People Safety Issues pdf icon PDF 22 KB

By Councillor Rust - Spaces for People Safety Issues – for answer by the Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee

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10.8

By Councillor Rust - Speed Cameras - Lanark Road pdf icon PDF 67 KB

By Councillor Rust - Speed Cameras - Lanark Road – for answer by the Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee

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10.9

By Councillor Jim Campbell - Inter7City Emissions Comparison pdf icon PDF 137 KB

By Councillor Jim Campbell - Inter7City Emissions Comparison – for answer by the Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee

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10.10

By Councillor Mowat - Flooded Gullies pdf icon PDF 71 KB

By Councillor Mowat - Flooded Gullies – for answer by the Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee

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10.11

By Councillor Mitchell - Road Markings pdf icon PDF 16 KB

By Councillor Mitchell - Road Markings – for answer by the Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee

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10.12

By Councillor Cook - "Miss Marple" pdf icon PDF 19 KB

By Councillor Cook - "Miss Marple" – for answer by the Depute Leader of the Council

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10.13

By Councillor Douglas - St John's Cross pdf icon PDF 50 KB

By Councillor Douglas - St John's Cross – for answer by the Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee

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10.14

By Councillor Webber - Key Critical Services - Covid Absences pdf icon PDF 102 KB

By Councillor Webber - Key Critical Services - Covid Absences – for answer by the Convener of the Finance and Resources Committee

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10.15

By Councillor Lang - School Travel Plans pdf icon PDF 18 KB

By Councillor Lang - School Travel Plans – for answer by the Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee

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10.16

By Councillor Webber - Compliance with the New Fire Alarm Standard from 1 February 2022 pdf icon PDF 20 KB

By Councillor Webber - Compliance with the New Fire Alarm Standard from 1 February 2022 – for answer by the Convener of the Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work Committee

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10.17

By Councillor Bruce - Potholes - Roads Most Affected pdf icon PDF 17 KB

By Councillor Bruce - Potholes - Roads Most Affected – for answer by the Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee

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10.18

By Councillor Neil Ross - Engine Idling pdf icon PDF 20 KB

By Councillor Neil Ross - Engine Idling – for answer by the Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee

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10.19

By Councillor Johnston - Exit Interviews pdf icon PDF 18 KB

By Councillor Johnston - Exit Interviews – for answer by the Convener of the Finance and Resources Committee

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10.20

By Councillor Jim Campbell - Exit Interviews for Councillors with SRAs pdf icon PDF 58 KB

By Councillor Jim Campbell - Exit Interviews for Councillors with SRAs – for answer by the Leader of the Council

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