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Council Decision Making

Aberdeen City Council has 43 Elected Members - find out more about the political composition of the Council.

The Council Committee structure is as follows:-


Each Committee has its own distinctive remit which allows it to make decisions.  These are known as the Committee Orders of Reference.  The Committees meet on an eight week cycle.

The business of Council and its Committees is governed by the Council's Standing Orders.  These are a set of rules which govern the procedures to be followed prior to and at Council and Committee meetings.

Officers also make decisions that help the Council govern and provide services. The Council has delegated powers to officers to give them the authority to make decisions in its behalf.  These are outlined in detail in the Scheme of Delegation.

Committee meetings are open to members of the public.  Individuals can ask to address the Committee by making a deputation and can also submit a petition for consideration by the Petitions Committee.

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