Pitched as a measure to speed housing construction, opposition politicians say it’s unlikely to help much. “A solution in search of a problem,” one called it.
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Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan’s Time Is Nearly Up, so How Will His Replacement Be Picked?
The Public Appointments Service will run an open competition this year, and councillors have to ratify the appointment by vote.
Councillors to Consider Proposal to Use the Council’s Spending Power to Help Residents and Small Businesses More
At a recent meeting they heard about how cities in the US and UK have used “community wealth building” strategies, with a view to emulating that here.
Brigid: An Outsider’s View of a Dublin City Council Meeting
“Another improvement might be if councillors just stated their name and party on the first occasion they speak at a meeting,” writes Brigid Ní Raghallaigh.
With Many Formal Meetings Cancelled, City Councillors Convene in Other Ways
Dublin City Council has had to cancel or postpone some meetings in light of Covid-19 restrictions, but there are plans to go ahead with the May monthly meeting, albeit with fewer councillors in attendance.
As Local Area Plan for the Liberties Expires, Councillors Discuss What’s Next
The objectives of the area plan have been mostly met or are in the process of being met, said a recent council report. Not all councillors in the area agree, though.
The Central Government Is Treating Councils Shamefully
The Department of Housing’s changes to rules on building heights are yet another attack on local democracy. Maybe they should stop all the meddling and just build some homes, writes a DIT lecturer.
Some Lobbying Around Land Rezoning Slips Under the Radar
There’s an inflexibility to rezoning industrial land, wrote a Department of Housing official in an email in February. “Its been represented to me quite a few times.”
Some Council Motions Have Been Pending for More Than a Year
“The last five years this has just gone out of hand altogether,” says independent Councillor Vincent Jackson.
An Bord Pleanála Decision Highlights the Ongoing Erosion of Local Councillors’ Powers
Councillors only have two major powers left, says independent Councillor Christy Burke. With one of these recently undermined, “there’s more power in a light bulb”.