City of Cape Town rejects budget appeal

  • On 21 April 2012, a detailed list of objections and concerns regarding the City of Cape Town Draft Budget for 2012/13. The city did not respond at all;
  • On 24 May 2012, a notice of Rejection of the Draft Budget. The city did not respond at all;
  • On 28 May 2012 the city accepted and approved the Draft Budget despite ratepayers objections, without any attempt by the city to engage with residents regarding their concerns and objections;
  • On 6 June 2012 a notice of Appeal i.t.o. Sec 62 of the Municipal Systems Act was submitted to the City Manager, Cape Town;
  • On 11 June 2012 the city rejected the appeal as not applicable (see below)

“I refer to your letter of 6 June 2012 addressed to the City Manager.

The Mayor’s right of response in section 23(2) of the Municipal Finance Management Act is not a delegated authority subject to appeal in terms of section 62 of the Municipal Systems Act, and accordingly no such appeal will be entertained.

Your contention that the City’s budget has not been validly approved for the reasons set out in your letter cannot be accepted. Your submissions on the draft budget were duly considered by the Council, and the budget was approved in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Finance Management Act.”

Signed: Mike Marsden : Deputy City Manager

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