“Getting answers” [Letter in The Weekend Sun, September 6] generated this ‘LOGIMA’ update.
We have considered your request in accordance with the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 [“LOGIMA”] and respond as follows.
“Please find attached an excerpt from the [Tauranga City] Council briefing information report dated 3 December 2015, which formed the basis for the Greerton safety and improvements project. Work commenced based on the discussions held at this meeting.”
Present at the meeting on 3 December 2015 were the elected members and members of the Tauranga City Council executive team at the time, along with council officers. No attendance was taken at this meeting.
Council briefings are informal meetings where staff brief elected members on operational projects. Elected members did not formally vote to support or oppose the changes to Cameron Road and Chadwick Road in Greerton Village. The decisions were part of a suite of projects approved in the Annual Plan process 2018 -2028.
The 2015 timeline clears current councillors. And the Annual Plan process of 2018 – 2028, apparently runs on “Autopilot”.
Jumping jellybeans!! Both you and I thought councillors usually make thoughtful and studied decisions.
Jim Trounson, Pyes Pa