My problem with this is that we as a Council need to make decisions after public consultation and with the best information that staff can gather. When we have done this staff should have the confidence to proceed to fruition without wondering when or if we might change our minds. My questions are this;
- When should public consultation end, during the allotted time or anytime before its built?done?
- Why don't those who like the proposal say anything? If we consult 200 people and 16 don't want it and 15 do are the numbers 16 to 15 against or 194 to 16 for?
- What value is a petition after the deadline for consultation?
- What value do signatures have on a petition if they people don't even live in South Australia?