City of York Council
|City of York Council|
|Whole council elected every four years|
|Seats||53 councillors (1995 - 2003)
47 councillors (2003 - present)
City of York Council is the local authority of the City of York, England. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. It provides a full range of local government services including Council Tax billing, libraries, social services, processing planning applications, waste collection and disposal, and it is a local education authority.
Since 1995 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:
|Party in control||Years|
|Labour||1995 - 2003|
|Liberal Democrats||2003 - 2007|
|No overall control||2007 - 2011|
|Labour||2011 - 2014|
|No overall control||2014 - present|
Conservatives and Liberal Democrats 26 of the 47 seats formed a coalition to run the council in May 2015. Both parties are opposed to green belt development on the scale proposed by the Labour Party.
Lender option borrower option loans
The council has two lender option borrower option loans (LOBOs) worth £5 million. Each run until 2060 and 2077, with current interest rates of 3.66 percent and 3.8 percent. One of the loans was taken out in 2008, on a 69-year term, and the other in 2010, on a 50-year term.
- "York". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-23.
- "Tories & Lib Dems to run York - Chris Steward to be leader - Labour ousted - First policies revealed". York Press. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
- Victoria Prest, 14 July 2015 The Press City defends long-term loans, amid national controversy