Role of local boards
Local boards have a significant and wide-ranging role; they make decisions on local matters, provide local leadership and build strong local communities.
The local boards provide important local input into region-wide strategies and plans including those of the council-controlled organisations (CCOs). Local boards are responsible for:
- Preparing a triennial local board plan and negotiating an annual local board agreement with the governing body
- Non-regulatory decision-making on local matters, including negotiating the standards of services delivered locally
- Representing their communities and building strong local communities
- Providing local leadership and developing relationships with the governing body, the community, community organisations and special interest groups in the local area
- Identifying and communicating the views of local people on regional strategies, policies, plans and bylaws to the governing body
- Providing input to CCO plans and initiatives
- Identifying and developing bylaws for the local board area and proposing them to the governing body
- Monitoring and reporting on the implementation of local board agreements
- Any additional responsibilities delegated by the governing body, such as decisions within regional bylaws.