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Role of governing body

223 Role of governing body

(1) The role of the governing body is as follows--
(a) to direct and control the affairs of the council in accordance with this Act,
(b) to provide effective civic leadership to the local community,
(c) to ensure as far as possible the financial sustainability of the council,
(d) to ensure as far as possible that the council acts in accordance with the principles set out in Chapter 3 and the plans, programs, strategies and polices of the council,
(e) to develop and endorse the community strategic plan, delivery program and other strategic plans, programs, strategies and policies of the council,
(f) to determine and adopt a rating and revenue policy and operational plans that support the optimal allocation of the council's resources to implement the strategic plans (including the community strategic plan) of the council and for the benefit of the local area,
(g) to keep under review the performance of the council, including service delivery,
(h) to make decisions necessary for the proper exercise of the council's regulatory functions,
(i) to determine the process for appointment of the general manager by the council and to monitor the general manager's performance,
(j) to determine the senior staff positions within the organisation structure of the council,
(k) to consult regularly with community organisations and other key stakeholders and keep them informed of the council's decisions and activities,
(l) to be responsible for ensuring that the council acts honestly, efficiently and appropriately.
(2) The governing body is to consult with the general manager in directing and controlling the affairs of the council.

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