Brian will focus on keeping Local Government 'local'
Brian will work closely with community groups, keeping Local Government 'local'
Community groups are local experts e.g. a residents' association knows its suburb inside-out. Working closely with community groups makes Local Government much more 'local'.
Brian will work with community groups as part of the annual budget process, working on priority lists, and having these submitted for consideration.
Brian will push for an annual reception to acknowledge and thank the leaders of these community groups.
Brian believes that Council should stay 'local', and not pursue issues that do not 'belong' to local government, while recognising that there will be times when they will work together to achieve a common goal.