We did have some doubts at the time; tried to get the current Coalition to resurrect the 'Citizens Panel' which used to look at these issues in conjunction with all the usual internet-based questionnaires etc.
But no luck, the Libs/Nats ploughed on insisting that the internet-based questionnaires would generate enough feedback for them to gauge public views on their budget plans ...
... well - have a look here :-(
In a city of nearly half a million people, 343 responses were received via the Council web-site questionnaire ... and 1 of them was from me!!
Worse still - I don't think any of this has been reported back formally to the Council and/or Elected Members even informed of the results?