This post was discovered recently and, with a little tongue in cheek, we thought it meets our own considerations with regard to consultation, transparency and honesty.
Democracy does not preclude the continued voice of a local community, or interested party(ies) to continually engage in the decision making process of it’s elected representatives.
If this were not true, why would lobby groups from all corners of industry, corporations and other powerful elites exist? They certainly press their voice of opinion into all levels of government. Many with great success, so why not a community organisation?