The Council Constitution sets outs how decision-making powers are shared.
All have to follow procedures set out in the Constitution.
Every May, the annual meeting of the Council (known as 'Full Council') sets the dates and times of meetings up to the following May. The councillors also decide who will be in each committee.
By law, we have to make all reports available to the public, except where they include personal or confidential information.
You can also view all papers at our Central Library.
The agenda and papers for committee meetings are available a week in advance of the meeting.
While the Council sets the annual budget and the key policies, the Cabinet handles the day-to-day running of the Council.
The Cabinet has overall responsibility for services in Derby and works within the overall policies and budget agreed by the Council. It makes suggestions to the Full Council on key items of policy and the annual budget.
Find out more about our Scrutiny Commissions.
The Council has to deal with many and varied regulatory or legal responsibilities like planning applications and taxi licensing. These responsibilities are carried out by four regulatory boards that have defined roles, membership and procedures...
It reviews the Council's procedure for financial control and examines:
It also makes sure our services secure value for money.