On Tuesday Boris Johnson will be joined by housing advisor Richard Blakeway, Shelter London Campaigns Manager Rachael Orr, Cllr Phil Waker, Cabinet Member for Housing on Barking & Dagenham Council and David Montague, Group Chief Executive L&Q Group for a public Q&A session on the Mayor’s plans to deliver 50,000 affordable homes by 2012.
The meeting is one of the Mayor’s additional ‘question time’ sessions promised in his 2008 manifesto and will be chaired by Baroness Neuberger DBE, chair of the One Housing Group.
On Thursday (23rd September) the London Assembly’s Business Management and Administration Committee will meet to receive a review of TravelWatch which could see the capital’s passenger watchdog abolished and Assembly Members take over its responsibilities.
As reported last week, the proposal is meeting significant opposition from TravelWatch itself.
AMs on the committee will also agree a background briefing on the Assembly’s approach to further devolution in London and are expected to re-establish a panel to assess progress on implementing the Mayor’s Time for Action programme.
On Wednesday voting closes in Labour’s contest to select a Mayoral candidate to take on Boris at 2012’s elections with the result scheduled to be declared on Friday morning.