The full Council meeting scheduled for Thursday 2 April will now be rescheduled to Tuesday 14 April.
Mayor Foster told City Councillors last night that the delay will allow the Council to consider the potential impacts of Covid-19 on the city and its economy.
“The Council is on a tight timeline to move through the process to adopt the final Annual Plan and set the rates by the end of June. Nevertheless, I have decided in consultation with the Chair of the Annual Plan/Long Term Plan Committee, to adjust our planned decision making process and take some extra time to consider the implications of COVID-19, the Government’s response and any possible mitigation, before approving the draft Annual Plan for consultation.”
Tomorrow’s meeting time will now be used for an elected members’ closed workshop on the draft Annual Plan and the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.