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Important Knysna Section 80 meetings, the first in the new election term, to be held over the next two days: Tuesday, September 20, 2016: Finance, Governance & Economic Development Committee Chairperson Councillor Peter Myers (DA) 9:00am->12:00pm Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Planning & Integrated Human Settlements Committee Chairperson Velile Waxa (Independent) 9:00am->12:00pm Hosted in the Knysna Council Chambers in Clyde Street. Public welcome. … ‘Click here to read full article…’
The major source of conflict at the inauguration of the Knysna Council was the decision by the Democratic Alliance (DA) to reduce the number of Section 80 committee members from 6 to 5. Section 80 Committees are where councillors first discuss and vote on issues presented to them. Consequently, it’s important for all parties to be represented as much as possible. If the DA had reduced the members per committee to 5, it’s most likely that the DA would have won all disputes, rendering the opposition ineffective as oversight. The catch-22 is that the DA would have understandably wanted that … ‘Click here to read full article…’
All Council and Section 80 meetings to be held in Council Chambers in Clyde Street: January 28 – Ordinary Council Meeting – 9:00am – 12:00pm February 11 – S80 Finance Committee – 8:00am – 11:00am February 16 – S80 Governance & Economic Development Committee – 9:00am – 12:00pm February 17 – Special Mayoral Committee – 8:00am – 12:00pm February 2 – S80 Community Services Committee – 9:00am – 12:00pm February 24 – S80 Planning, Development & Infrastructure Committee – 9:00am – 12:00pm February 25 – Special Council Meeting – 8:00am – 12:00pm … ‘Click here to read full article…’