Key Issues and Drivers Corporate Governance Scrutiny Committee Keith R Mitchell FCA FCCA Leader of the Council Joanna Simons Chief Executive 21 July 2005.

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<ul><li><p>Key Issues and DriversCorporate Governance Scrutiny CommitteeKeith R Mitchell FCA FCCA Leader of the CouncilJoanna SimonsChief Executive</p><p>21 July 2005</p></li><li><p>Key Issues and DriversThe new administration has promised a clear vision for Oxfordshire.The manifesto set out 24 pledges based on low taxesreal choicevalue for money and the administration is aiming for early delivery of these.</p></li><li><p>Key Issues and DriversLOWERING TAXESReducing the year-on-year rate of increase in Council Tax, subject to:Local Government SettlementThe Balance of Funding ReviewCouncil Tax Revaluation</p></li><li><p>Key Issues and DriversMAKING OXFORD A MORE WELCOMING PLACE Free parking at County Council Park and RidesPiloting free on-street parking in Oxford in the evenings and on Sundays</p></li><li><p>Key Issues and DriversRAISING EDUCATION STANDARDSSupporting schools to improve exam resultsA 25m programme of school building improvements</p></li><li><p>Key Issues and DriversCREATING ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES Fighting to retain our green fields and open spacesPromoting Oxfordshires economy and jobs</p></li><li><p>Key Issues and DriversKEEPING YOUNG PEOPLE SAFEProviding grants for community youth facilities</p></li><li><p>Key Issues and DriversIMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR OLDER PEOPLEExpanding day services for older people to enhance independence</p></li><li><p>Key Issues and Drivers</p><p>For the new Administration to deliver its aims, we need to develop the organisation so that it: has a can do philosophy with a strong culture of accountability is customer-focusedprovides joined-up government</p></li><li><p>Key Issues and DriversMy pub testIf you hear people in a pub saying of the County Council:The County Council makes good use of our money and provides good servicesThe County Council stands up for our interests(and, if they work for us) The County Council is a great place to workWe will know we are winning ..</p></li><li><p>Key Issues and Drivers</p><p>These are also the issues raised in the recent CPA assessment which saw us move from fair to good A clear long-term vision and prioritiesConsistent implementation (eg customer service standards) Managing performanceTarget settingFinancial control</p></li><li><p>Key Issues and Drivers </p><p>Issues with a wider corporate impact which we will continue to progress:Reorienting services to respond to both Every Child Matters and the shift towards the well being agenda for adultsThe SE plan and the broader Regional agendaCloser working with our District Council colleagues and other partners in the OCP</p></li><li><p>Key Issues and Drivers</p><p>Over the next few months the Cabinet and CCMT will be working together onChange management and getting from where we are now to where we want to beCPA 2005 and in particular the Use of Resources assessmentThe implications of our Local Area Agreement (LAA)</p></li><li><p>Key Issues and DriversNew Issues on the HorizonPotential changes to the local health economyA Green Paper on Local Government later this yearAnd finally, an opportunity to celebrate Oxfordshire past, present and future with the 1000th year anniversary of the County in 2007</p></li><li><p>Key Issues and Drivers</p><p>Over to you ..</p><p>.. questions and comments welcome</p></li></ul>


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