About Plymouth City Council
Plymouth is a unitary authority, which means it is responsible for all local services including transport, social care and education. Many of the services we provide are statutory responsibilities and we have identified others as priorities. For example, we have a legal duty to dispose of the city's waste while we are not legally obliged to provide public toilets.
Plymouth City Council has a Labour administration following the local elections on 3 May 2012.
Labour has 32 seats, the Conservatives 24 seats and there is 1 independent Councillor.
A Cabinet is selected by the ruling group. The Cabinet meets in public every four weeks to make key decisions. Each Cabinet member has a special area of responsibility or 'portfolio'. Cabinet members are also given the authority to make detailed decisions that affect their area of responsibility.
The leader and Cabinet make most of the key decisions about how the Council is run and how the budget is allocated.
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The current Lord Mayor is Councillor Mrs Vivien Pengelly
Vision and priorities
Our vision is for Plymouth to become "one of Europe's finest, most vibrant waterfront cities, where an outstanding quality of life is enjoyed by everyone".
View our current corporate plan.
Budget and spending plans
If you have any questions, about anything we do, please contact us.