More transparency between the Wingecarribee Shire Council and the community is a priority for one councillor.
Councillor Ian Scandrett has called for better community consultation after an explosive council meeting on May 8, where Councillor Garry Turland resigned as Deputy Mayor over council accountability.
Currently, Cr Scandrett is running a survey on Facebook, asking residents of the Wingecarribee Shire about the issues that matter to them most.
He said that his survey on Facebook was "very interesting as it has covered a lot of the matters that were raised by councillors" at the May 8 meeting.
"People are communicating on the survey because they don't think they are communicated with [through council] on any of the matters," he said.
He said that Cr Turland's motion was all about the accountability and community issues that the survey was covering. Issues surrounding Cr Turland's resignation included the Berrima Deviation Project, Station Street, Moss Vale aquatic centre and Frankland Street.
For Cr Scandrett however, one of the biggest issues, is the council draft budget which is currently on exhibition.
The 2019/2020 proposed operational plan and draft budget has been a hotly debated topic, with issues such as funding for the Regional Art Gallery taken from the environment levy and unexpected budget shortfall coming to light.
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Cr Scandrett voted against the draft budget at the council meeting on April 24 and said he believed that the community should have been consulted and workshops should have been held.
"The budget consultation process is basically putting it out on the web and a media release or two. There's no workshops or anything else," he said.
"People don't feel inclined to get involved, it's too hard to read and there are loads of pages of very small print. But most importantly, we don't consult. We just say we know what they want.
"That is why I voted against the budget. I have the opposite view and that is open transparent communication."