Councillors speak out on meeting

The special council meeting last night. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

The special council meeting last night. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

TWO City of Greater Bendigo councillors have joined Cr Peter Cox in protest against a special council meeting regarding a draft Council Plan. 

The council has organised a series of meetings to discuss the amended draft Council Plan 2013-2017, which details future priorities for Bendigo. 

Crs Helen Leach and Elise Chapman did not attend last night's special meeting. 

Cr Leach said she agreed with Cr Cox that the plan should be released for public comment at an ordinary, advertised council meeting.

"It should be a lot more transparent," Cr Leach said. 

"It should be in an ordinary meeting so it is broadcast to the community. It is too important not to be.

"The reason for the change that I was given was to fit in with 28 days of public consultation and it was required to come before council before a certain date.

"I don't think this warrants a special meeting."

Cr Chapman declined to comment. 

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