### ODT Online Sat, 22 Jan 2011
Public to have say about future of city’s water
By Stu Oldham
A binding public referendum has been proposed as a safety mechanism to allay public concerns over feared privatisation of Dunedin’s water. The suggestion came during the Dunedin City Council’s 2011-12 pre-draft annual plan deliberations yesterday, as councillors debated a proposed council-controlled organisation (CCO) to manage the city’s $1.6 billion in water assets.
Some councillors remained opposed, with a block of four – Crs Fliss Butcher, Jinty MacTavish, Teresa Stevenson and Kate Wilson – trying unsuccessfully to block the CCO proposal from proceeding.
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