The City of Edinburgh Council discussed plans on altering the way they are structured at the full meeting of the City of Edinburgh Council on Thursday 23 October.
The Chief Executive had presented a report on ways of devolving decision making powers and processes to local levels, increasing the involvement of local people and streamlining the administrative procedures within the council.
The main aim of getting residents more involved in the decision making process aligns with the basic thoughts behind the Community Empowerment Bill, and includes the possibility of allowing secondary school pupils to submit petitions on any matter to the council.
The motion raised by the Capital Coalition was accepted with 38 votes meaning the change will now progress with further discussions and a report will be brought to the December meeting of the council.
You can watch a recording of the full council meeting whenever you want on the Edinburgh Council website.