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State of the City report and summary

Decision Maker: Cabinet (pre 2012)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


(1)         That Cabinet reviews and notes the contents of the State of the City report and summary.


(2)         That Cabinet approves the report and summary for publication by July, to inform future commissioning decisions.

Reasons for the decision:

The report will provide a benchmark for key issues in the city as they currently stand. This will provide an evidence base for informing priorities but also to assess future impact. It provides a picture of the city to the incoming administration.


Assist with the creation of a shared sense of priorities.


Our commissioning programme has a requirement for robust evidence and a shared sense of city priorities to facilitate the allocation of resources for maximum benefit. It is therefore important to publish this report as soon as possible.


The report will be useful for a variety of audiences including planners, strategists and commissioners, politicians, service providers in statutory, community and voluntary sectors and advocates working across the city. They will be able to use it as a ready source of information, to quickly get up to speed with the “big picture” and to gain an overview of the city and the main issues.

Alternative options considered:

Possible alternatives to the State of the City report include not producing the report and allowing information to remain fragmented. This was deemed not to fulfil the requirements for a single, user-friendly, informative source of information as requested by PSB and SLB.

Report author: Paula Black

Publication date: 09/06/2011

Date of decision: 09/06/2011

Decided at meeting: 09/06/2011 - Cabinet (pre 2012)

Effective from: 17/06/2011

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