The draft plan was signed off on Wednesday not long before midnight, following the drama of the bail-out debate.
### ODT Online Sat, 17 Mar 2012
Ratepayers get chance to have say
By David Loughrey
With debate across Dunedin at fever pitch on rugby meltdowns, debt, the stadium and rates, the public will soon be able to join the cacophony, as the Dunedin City Council’s annual plan consultation begins. The recent blaze of publicity the council has faced with the Otago Rugby Football Union bail-out is bound to boost the number of irate ratepayers itching to tell the council just what they think. The consultation period starts today.
The summaries, along with the council’s latest City Talk magazine, would arrive in mailboxes across the city soon, communications co-ordinator Rodney Bryant said. The documents were also expected to be available on the council website from today.
Dunedin City Council information:
Draft Long Term Plan 2012/13 -2021/22 and Annual Plan 2012/13
The Draft Long Term Plan 2012/13 -2021/22 sets out the Council’s financial strategy of the next ten years and contains information on the changes the Council plans to make to achieve this strategy, the projects that the Council intends to complete and financial information including draft budgets, funding sources and changes to rates. The Draft Long term Plan 2012/13 -2021/22 also contains the annual plan for the 2012/13 year with information on fees and charges and council grants that are planned for the 2012/13 year.
The consultation period is your opportunity to “Have Your Say” about what you want to see included in the Council’s plans. This year the submission form includes a questionnaire about the choices the Council has made to reduce overall rates increases. Have we made the right choices?
Submissions close at 5pm, 17 April 2012.
Draft Long Term Plan Documents
This year The Draft Annual Plan related documents are made available in several file formats including PDF, HTML, E-book and Screen Reader.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr