City of York and North Yorkshire councils have negotiated a proposed devolution deal between central government and local authorities for York and North Yorkshire.
The proposed devolution deal, if agreed by respective councils and informed by public consultation, would deliver more local powers and decision making and more funding.
As it stands today, the proposed deal is worth up to £750m in total.
It would see a regionally elected mayor champion our region and form a direct relationship with government to secure future funding.
Together with more devolved funding for transport, education and business support, an elected mayor would lead a mayoral combined authority to invest upwards of £95million per year.
This would give us a chance to level up with our neighbouring regions that have already devolved and currently have elected metro mayors, driving up their economies.
The mayor will also hold responsibility for the Office of the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner.
This is an historic moment and the first powerful step towards long term change.
Councillors, residents and businesses will review the deal in detail over the summer.
Councillors will then collectively decide whether to proceed to consultation on the deal.
A public consultation in the Autumn 2023 will give you a chance to have your say. Read the press release here.
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