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Local Governance Statement

The Local Governance Statement outlines Tauranga City Council’s democratic processes: how we engage with our community, how we make decisions, and how citizens can influence Council’s decisions.

The Governance Statement covers:

  • Council’s functions, responsibilities and activities
  • Local government legislation
  • Electoral system and opportunity for change
  • Representation arrangements (ward boundaries, reviews)
  • Changing the district's boundaries or functions
  • Roles and conduct of the mayor, councillors and the chief executive 
  • Governance structures and processes
  • Membership of Council committees and delegations
  • Meeting processes (Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and Standing Orders)
  • Management structure and relationship between management and mayor and councillors
  • Systems for public access to the Council and participation
  • Processes for requests for official information
  • Key Council policies

The Local Governance Statement must be prepared no later than six months after each triennial election and updated when required.

Local Governance Statement (670kb pdf)

 

 
 

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