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The Council makes decisions for the community on a wide range of issues, provides a lot of information about what it does and asks for feedback in many ways. Helping to nd a balance in all of this is the purpose of the proposed Signi cance and Engagement Policy, out for comment in November and December, says Mayor Nick Leggett. “People need to be able to nd out about what matters to them and to have an opportunity to give feedback before a decision is made. Because of the wide range of issues we deal with, there has to be a balance between the signi cance or importance of a decision and the level of engagement with people who might be interested,” he says. The policy describes the criteria for decision-making, including cost, community interest and levels of service, and the tools that should be used, such as social media, newspaper notices and articles, and hearings. We’d like to hear your views before December 12 and are making it as easy as possible for you to comment. Simply visit the Council website www. pcc.govt.nz and search the key word SEP. Information is also available at libraries and the front counter of the Council’s Administration Building.