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The government wants to offer local communities the opportunity to make a choice about the way in which they are governed.
The local authority must operate either:
We currently operate under a leader and cabinet model.
If the local community decide they would prefer to have a different form of governance they can petition the Council. If more than 5% of the city's registered electorate petition us, a referendum would be held.
The number that will be used for the purposes of determining the validity of petitions is 4705.
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