The Greater Manchester
Combined Authority (GMCA) is a unique model of governance for a
city region, provided for by the Local Democracy, Economic
Development and Construction Act 2009. The GMCA is a statutory body
with its functions set out in legislation. These functions, which cover the Greater
Manchester area, include some transport functions, economic
development and regeneration functions.
constitution is set out in an Operating Agreement, which has been
approved by all 10 constituent councils.
As a body, the GMCA
comprises the Leaders of the 10 constituent councils in Greater
Manchester (or their substitutes) and is chaired by the Mayor for
Greater Manchester. It usually meets on
the last Friday of every month.
The GMCA meeting is
managed by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority Governance and
Scrutiny Team, but some of the agendas and reports have been
published on this website for reference. More information about
GMCA, and copies of agendas from June 2019 onwards, can be found on
their website at
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