### ODT Online Tue, 2 Mar 2010
Council ‘like chickens with heads cut off’
By David Loughrey
The Dunedin City Council is either an organisation acting like a chicken with its head cut off, or a responsible local authority that adjusts its decisions to account for financial and community concerns. Both those analyses were trotted out by councillors yesterday, as a meeting was held to rubber-stamp the draft annual plan for the next financial year.
Cr Dave Cull had concerns about the process that had delivered the draft plan. “I would contend the decision-making process has been completely unacceptable.” Residents had told the council the “debt hump” was too high, and that had been ignored until annual plan time. “Come 2010, we realised it was completely unsustainable,” he said.
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