The leadership role of the mayor and councillors involves both decision making within the areas that council has control of, and advocacy on behalf of the community. It is imperative that the Council makes decisions that are in the best interests of both the current community as well as generations to come.
- Just over half of Christchurch residents surveyed in 2016 were satisfied that the Council makes decisions that are in the best interests of the city, an increase from 37% in 2012.
- According to the Quality of Life Survey, resident confidence in decision-making declined sharply in 2012, when only 32% had confidence that decisions were being made in the best interests of the city. However, confidence in decision making has been increasing since then, to 47% in 2016.
- Confidence in Council decision-making has decreased over the past two years in other New Zealand cities.
- In 2016, the Quality of Life Survey identified the main reason for a lack of confidence in decision making was a general dislike for specific decisions and outcomes, with 59% of Christchurch residents indicating this. 29% of residents indicated their lack of confidence came from a general disagreement with decisions made. The proportions for both of these reasons have increased since 2010.
Satisfaction with Decision-Making
Source: CCC, General Satisfaction Survey
Satisfaction with Decision Making in NZ Cities
Source: Quality of Life Survey