When decision-making processes are not working well, complaints about lack of information, inadequate consultation or rowdy behaviour usually occurs. When this happens, it’s worth looking at the whole process to see where problems are and how they can be addressed.
This section looks at each stage of the decision-making process, identifies potential issues and makes suggestions about good governance processes.
The processes for determining the issues that will be considered during the year.
Structure and purpose of the council report, consultation, and advisory committees.
About council meetings, procedures, conduct, debate, voting and special issues.
Preparing progress reports and talking to constituents about the decision.
There are five key stages in the decision-making process.
The strategic planning process is the best place to raise issues for the upcoming year.
Playing the ball, not the person, is important for good governance.