The Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government established an Independent Advisory Group to advise the Minister about putting in place a Directly Elected Mayor with Executive Functions. The Group was formally launched by Minister of State John Paul Phelan on Monday 2nd December 2019, and the first meeting of the group took place the same day.
Limerick PPN was invited to nominate one representative to this group shortly before the launch date. The Secretariat agreed that, as an interim measure and until a formal process to elect a PPN representative was completed, a different member of the Secretariat would attend each meeting in an observer capacity. This had been the case for the meetings between December 2019 and January 2020. (the Statements of Outcomes on these attendances are noted in the minutes of the Secretariat meetings)
For further information on this group, resource material and information on meetings to date please check out Limerick Mayor Implementation Advisory Group on Limerick.ie
A decision was taken at the first Secretariat meeting of 2020 to hold a Plenary meeting on Monday 10th February which was to include the election of a PPN representative to sit on the Limerick Mayor Implementation Advisory Group.
Each PPN member group/organisation had the option to nominate one individual agreed by their respective committees. The deadline for receipt of nominations was February 2nd with two candidates going forward for election in the end:
As per Limerick PPN’s election process, both candidates had two minutes to outline their suitability for the position followed by the election. Each LPPN member group/organisation present at the Plenary was entitled to one (1) vote with one (1) individual voting on their behalf. Once the votes were counted and countersigned Cillian Flynn was deemed elected and will now sit on the Limerick Mayor Implementation Advisory Group as the PPN representative. Cillian will report back to the Plenary via the Secretariat where his Statement of Outcomes will be read into the minutes of their meetings.