The Mayor and Cabinet
The role of Mayor and Cabinet and decisions they can take.
Every year, the Mayor forms a Cabinet. The Cabinet is made up of the Mayor Marvin Rees and Cabinet members.
The Cabinet's role is to:
- provide leadership
- propose the budget and policy framework
- implement policy through strategic directors.
See the decisions that the Mayor will take in the next four months in the forward plan
The Mayor has ultimate responsibility for all major policy decisions. Whilst some of this responsibility may be delegated to, or shared with Cabinet members, the Bristol Mayor currently retains this function.
The Mayor makes 'executive' decisions within the budget and policy framework set by Full council. Executive decisions are only made by the Mayor that:
- are more than £500,000 spending or savings or
- have an impact on more than one ward
Cabinet members are councillors with special responsibilities over an area of the council's activities, such as, neighbourhoods or transport. Their area of responsibility is known as their portfolio.
Cabinet members may work with council officers and others to develop policy within their portfolio, which then comes to Cabinet for formal approval.
The Cabinet decides the council's key policies.
Deputy Mayor, with special responsibility for Democracy, Culture, Policy, Strategy and Communications, International
Cabinet Member for Transport
Cabinet Member for People
Cabinet Member for Finance, Governance and Performance
Cabinet Member for City Health and Wellbeing
Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods
Cabinet Member for Education and Skills
Cabinet Member for Place
Cabinet Member for Homes