Leeds City Council has started a review into how to involve more organisations in its decision-making process.
The Labour-run authority currently has an executive board, but councillors are concerned it is not inclusive enough.
They council is now examining whether to involve key partners like the police and NHS so they can have a say in the city's key decisions.
It is also hoped the review will lead to greater opportunities for members of the public to make their voices heard.
Council leader Keith Wakefield said: "The way we do our business in Leeds hasn't moved with the times and I am acutely aware that the way we make decisions isn't transparent or inclusive enough.
"The people of Leeds can play a pivotal role in the decisions that affect them, as can the partner organisations the council works with on a daily basis."