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May I ask a question of those who have children at high school or at university? Where do your children go when they need information? Do they go to a library and look up information in books using the card index or do they go to the internet and do a Google search?

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Views: 257 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 05.24.2015

Please read the revised Manningham Nature Strip Policy and Nature Strip Planting Guidelines and Information Sheets for 2015. The draft version can be found in the full minutes of the 31 March 2015 council meeting, starting at page 483.

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Views: 406 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 04.14.2015

At the 25 January 2015 meeting, Manningham council presented their draft 'Fraud & Corruption Control Plan' and 'Fraud & Corruption Policy'

Both these documents are quite good and go a long way to ident ... Read more »

Views: 290 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 04.14.2015

Manningham Council is very reluctant to listen to things they do not like. When they hear something they don't like, Manningham council does what they are required to do, i.e. publish the residents submissions/comments but they stop right there and take the issue no further.
 
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Views: 217 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 04.14.2015

Manningham Council often tell us that community expectations drive council expenditure. That is, Manningham residents expect certain services and facilities to be available. The council is expected to provide these and so community expectations drive the increases in council spending.

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Views: 343 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 04.03.2015

At the June 3, 2014 council meeting, the council published responses (or submissions) from the public to their Budget and Strategic Resource Plan 2014 - 2018.

There was one submission that I found very interesting.

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Views: 547 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 04.03.2015

At the 27 May 2014 meeting, Manningham council decided to install a drainage pipe that should have been installed over 50 years ago.

While many may think this a minor issue, residents effected by this drain will be charg ... Read more »

Views: 547 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 01.07.2015

Manningham council officers were asked about the large increase in property rates for 2014/15 at the April 29, 2014 meeting of council.

The question was, "Why do our property rates increase at 4.5% while CPI increases at 2.4%, which is half the increase in the property rates?" ... Read more »

Views: 432 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 11.07.2014

Concerned residents continue to question Manningham council over the exorbitant property rate increases. A question was asked at the April 29, 2014 council meeting. It was:

“If CPI increases at 2.4% then why do our property rates increase at almost twice this amount, that is at 4.5%?&rd ... Read more »

Views: 367 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 11.07.2014

Manningham Council finds it impossible to justify a rate increase of 4.5%.

Please consider this chart taken from the 2014/15 budget (page 1300 of the minutes for April 29, 2014 or page 58 of the budget for 2014/15): ... Read more »

Views: 434 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 11.07.2014

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