Wednesday, 3 January 2018
Representation Review –
reminder to have your say
Feedback on the representation review currently underway
closes on 19 January and Council is still keen to hear from you.
The review is being carried out because we are required to
assess our representation arrangements before the 2019 local body elections.
Currently we have a Mayor elected by all the voters in the
district and 14 councillors elected by voters in seven wards. We also have two
community boards, one for West Otago and the other for the Lawrence-Tuapeka
Ward, each with 6 members.
So, this review is your chance to tell us what you think
about the number of councillors we have, whether they should be elected by
wards and what should happen to our two community boards.
This is an initial feedback round and the information you
give us now will be taken into account when we put together a formal statement
of proposal for future arrangements. This will be released for formal
submissions on 28 March 2018.
All the information, including online submission forms and a
discussion document (designed to give you more information about the review as
well as examples) is available on the consultation page of our website –
Hard copies are available at Council offices and service
Feedback closes 19 January 2018.