CT is reporting that the fearless leader of our toy parliament is doing a bit of navel gazing regarding “community consultation”. They are obviously getting the vibe that we think they make decisions in isolation etc.
But what sort of consultation do we as residents, workers, business owners, parents, ratepayers, drivers etc expect?
When they want to close some schools – how do we expect to be consulted?
When they are keen for a data centre and power plant – what do we want to know and how do we want to find out (and when)?
Often the easiest way is to make the decision then consult. All that does is put the the consultees off side.
Should we seek out the info – websites etc or do we expect letterbox drops with info on anything that may affect us….