Document City of Wolverhampton Council Constitution

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The City Council's constitution describes the four basic elements through which the council operates: the Council, the Executive, Overview and Scrutiny, and the Committees. The constitution sets out: •the rules and procedures to be followed by the Council and committees when conducting their business; •the decision making powers of the Executive and of Committees; •the financial and contract regulations; •the scheme of delegation to chief officers; •the rights of the public to inspect reports and background documents; The Constitution is made up of six parts: •Summary and Explanation •Articles of the Constitution •Responsibility for Functions •Procedure Rules •Codes of Conduct and Protocol •Councillor' Allowances