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Peter Cormick - 13 May 2014

Peter Cormick made the following comments in Non Agenda Public forum at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 13 May 2014.                                                                                                                                                                       Public Participation – Peter Cormick

  • Seeking an explanation of apparent inconsistencies between the application of the Community Engagement Policy and the standards espoused within it.
  • When should Council consult and engage with the community other than in the context of "plans and strategies"?
  • How does this restricted application, of "plans and strategies", reconcile with the Community Engagement Policy's requirement that "This policy applies to all facets of Council's operations"?
  • Why restrict participation to just "plans and strategies"?
  • Does council have a policy on participation outside "plans and strategies"? Points 3.7 of the policy does not explain "when" participation should occur.
  • As provided for at point 4 of the policy, I ask that my concerns please be "recorded on council's customer service records system…"
  • Suggest Council review its Community Engagement Policy with a view to walking the talk.

Council's Reply

Council's reply to this question is pending.