06 April 2006

Local democracy in action

Tonight the local council is holding a public forum, to which I am going.

I will be asking about three matters:

1. Why the council precludes residents affected by proposed significant developments (in the plain English, not the planners', meaning of that term) from being heard when the matter is before the Development Assessment Panel.

2. Why the council does not provide elected members with appropriate support, particularly IT support (including internet and email facilities), to enable them to interact more effectively with their electors.

3. Why the council has not cut the protruding branch of the tree shown in this photo, despite my asking twice in the last few months (and both times being assured by council staff that it would be done).

I will report here on what happens.

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