Longterm pain for unknown gain

Tuesday, May 10th 2022

Editor,

With analysis outstanding and longterm financial plans tabled by Council, how can the public have confidence in the forecasts? No motions by exception were read out in March 2022’s meeting by the General Manager (GM) yet Councillors carried it anyway without challenge. Motion 9.4.2 of March’s meeting, Draft Regional Community Strategic Plan (2042 CSP), was COMPLETELY skipped without discussion. Yet Council claimed it was “endorsed for public exhibition” – where exactly is that in the webcast? How can “the community’s views be derived with a high level of confidence” in the 2042 CSP when over 93% of the region is without a voice in this document?

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