From time to time council will hold forums. Forums are to brief elected members on emerging issues, or get an indication of councillor preference before initiating a policy or project, or provide an opportunity for the council to develop ideas and to be informed of the options and issues the council may face. Forums cannot be used to make decisions. These sessions are not open to the public or the media.
The Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act in relation to meeting establishment does not apply to forums