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Stories about "citizen juries":
Byron Council’s Community Solutions Panel (CSP) wrapped up last week, and have presented their final report to councillors on how the recent rate-rise money will be spent on the shire’s infrastructure.
A Saddle Road community group has raised concerns over the selection of a non-Byron Shire resident and planner on the so-called citizens' jury that is set to make infrastructure spending recommendations to Council.
Byron Council should scrap its community roundtable meetings and take a careful look at the ‘squeaky wheels’ on the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan (BBMP)group if it wants genuine community participation, council’s outgoing general manager said in a report to councillors.
The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered. With a very politically divided council, the question of whether all interested councillors, or just a select few, should choose the new GM proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chambers.
Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street.