The onslaught has started

Five Weeks Is Not Enough 

Christchurch City Councillors have finally emerged from their months of ‘public excluded’ meetings and put their cards on the table.

Meeting today to discuss the draft Long Term Plan Consultation Document councillors have already resolved to remove a number of our assets from the list of strategic assets thus freeing them for sale.

It is our understanding (at this stage) that the proposed four week consultation period (March 17th  – April 20th) proposed in the consultation document has been extended by one week. We will verify this as soon as is possible.  

Whatever the case – four weeks or five – it is clearly not adequate time for the citizens of the city to respond to such a complex and important issue – particularly given that much of the information underpinning the recommendations are not in the public domain.

  • The agenda for today’s meeting here                     
  • The draft ‘consultation” document is here           
  • Associated documents here