Council power sharing agreement “significant development” – Cllr

first_imgThe power-sharing agreement settled on by Donegal’s new county councillors has been described as a “significant achievement”. Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher was speaking after the 37 elected members of Donegal County Council took their seats on Friday to begin the council term following last month’s local elections.At the AGM of the council, it was revealed that all parties and independents had agreed upon a set of priorities and targets they wanted to achieve over the five-year term of the council. These included the establishment of a number of new committees to reflect the challenges currently facing county Donegal, including Brexit, mica redress, health, fisheries, agriculture and emergency response.They also agreed that the council would appoint a Disability Officer, set targets on reducing emissions, increase roads funding and improve standards in the Council’s housing stock.Speaking this evening, Cllr Gallagher said: “This power-sharing agreement reflects the needs and aspirations of all the people throughout Donegal who have engaged with the 37 Councillors over the course of the recent election campaign.“The people of Donegal elected us to represent them, and the priorities we have set out today are a reflection of the feedback we received on the doors and what they want us to work towards during the term of this council. “It is a significant development for the future of our county that all 37 Councillors have reached a consensus on the priorities for the next five years, and how we are going to set about achieving our targets,” she added.“We are facing into some of the biggest issues this county has ever had but I am satisfied that by agreeing on this programme for Local Government we have ensured that this council will be working for the betterment of all our citizens during our term.”Council power sharing agreement “significant development” – Cllr was last modified: June 9th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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