Meeting Details

Meeting of the City Council
12 Jan 2021 - 14:00 to 18:03
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Public Agenda
1 Notice of Recording
Lord Mayor to advise that this meeting will be webcast for live or subsequent broadcast via the Council's Internet site ( and that members of the press/public may record and take photographs except where there are confidential or exempt items.
2 Declarations of Interests
Members are reminded that they must declare all relevant  pecuniary and non pecuniary interests arising from any business to be discussed at this meeting. If a disclosable pecuniary interest is declared a Member must not speak or take part in that agenda item. Any declarations will be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
To confirm and authorise the signing of the Minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 1 December 2020.
4 Lord Mayor's Announcements



To receive the Lord Mayor's announcements and such communications as the Lord Mayor may wish to place before the Council.

5 Petitions
(10 minutes allocated) (1410-1420)

To receive and deal with petitions in accordance with Council Rules of Procedure (B4.4 E of the Constitution)

As agreed by Council Business Management Committee a schedule of outstanding petitions is available electronically with the published papers for the meeting and can be viewed or downloaded.
6 Question Time

(80 minutes allocated) (1420-1540)


To deal with oral questions in accordance with Council Rules of Procedure (B4.4 F of the Constitution).


A.   Questions from Members of the Public to any Cabinet

       Member or Ward Forum Chair (10 minutes)


B.   Questions from any Councillor to a Committee

       Chair, Lead Member of a Joint Board or Ward

       Forum Chair (up to 10 minutes)


C.   Questions from Councillors other than Cabinet

      Members to a Cabinet Member (up to 30 minutes)


D.   Questions from Councillors other than Cabinet

      Member to the Leader or Deputy Leader (up to 30 minutes)

(20 minutes allocated) (1540-1600)


To consider a report of the Lead Member of the West Midlands Police and Crime Panel.


Councillor Shafique Shah to move the following Motion:


'That the report be noted.'


A 15 minute break will be taken.

(55 minutes allocated) (1615-1710)


To consider a report of the Acting Director - Inclusive Growth.


Councillor Waseem Zaffar to move the following Motion:



'To endorse the Action Plan and the priority areas set out within it.


To note that the Council is committed to delivering additional resources to the Route to Zero R20 work including the establishment of a Climate Change and Sustainability Team led by a new Assistant Director for Climate Change and Sustainability, the resources for which will be sought through the Medium-Term Financial Plan at February 2021 City Council.


To note the need for significant policy and legislative change at the national and regional level and the additional resources required to enable Birmingham to become net zero carbon and to agree to write to Government to set out our asks of them in order to facilitate our transition to net zero carbon.'

(30 minutes allocated) (1710-1740)


To consider a joint report from the Cabinet Member for Homes and Neighbourhoods and the Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care.


Councillor Sharon Thompson to move the following Motion:


'That the Rough Sleeping Addendum (Appendix A) is approved and the Interim Director of Neighbourhoods be authorised to publish and disseminate the document as appropriate, as part of the City’s overall Homelessness Prevention Strategy.'

To note that the provisional date of the next meeting of City Council is 2 February 2021.

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
Councillor Morriam JanAgenda Item 9Councillor Jan declared an interest in that she worked directly with homeless people on a day to day basisNon-PecuniaryCouncillor Jan remained in the meeting and took part in the debate.


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