Liverpool City Council is the governing body for the city of Liverpool in Merseyside, England. Founded in 1843, the City Council is today governed by an elected Mayor and carries out most of the day-to-day city administration activities that affect the city population of approximately 473,000 residents.
However, since April 2014 some strategic responsibilities have been pooled with neighbouring authorities through the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, which is led by a directly-elected, metro-Mayor.
The wider City Region is made up of six metropolitan boroughs with a combined population of 1.5 million (2014).
Liverpool City Council consists of 90 councillors, three for each of the city's 30 wards and politically the Council currently comprises of 80 Labour party members, 4 Liberal Democrat party members, 4 Green Party of England and Wales party members and 2 Liberal party members.
The City Council exists to serve and represent the interests of its citizens and communities and to ensure the provision of the best possible services for its residents. Liverpool City Council will work with any organisations or people willing to improve the prospects of the city, its communities and its residents and will provide strong, fair and trusted leadership for the city and for its people.
The City Council’s vision is for Liverpool to be a distinctive global city and the Council’s aims are to:
Liverpool is involved in a number of significant initiatives to develop and embed Green Infrastructure and climate change adaptation best practice including, inter alia, EU ESIF Sustainable Urban Development (SUDs) Programme 2014-2020; Liverpool City Region Sensor City Project and Climate-Metropol.
Liverpool is also part of the UK’s core city network and a front runner city for the URBAN GreenUP project.
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