Procedure on logging Petitions.
The Office of the Speaker is the custodian of Petitions. It is therefore the duty of the Speaker to promote and facilitate a fair and equitable process of considering petitions submitted to the Council in terms of the current petitions process and policy.
The petition is registered at the speaker’s office and given a reference number.
A letter of acknowledgement is sent to the petitioner
The relevant Ward Councillor is informed of the petition in his/her ward
The petition is referred to the affected Department or a Municipal Owned Entity (MOE) for consideration and response
The Department/MoE considers the petition and submits either a progress report or a report and closure form to the Petitions Standing Committee