A sustainable system includes a passive leadership body with service to the community, surrounding environs, and general wellbeing of all as their mission statement,,, so a suggestion could be for the nobbs that run the joint eg city councillors, majors, state members of parliament etc come to a very deep understanding that their role is not to dictate but to serve,,,not to tell others how it is but to implement and incorporate others ideas, not to hold an assessment of submissions but to realise that the submissions are what is to go into a plan, actually give up their "power" and transpose that power into a vehicle that willingly and unobtrusively allows the betterment of the whole community (nature, growing systems, waste sytems, peoples ) to grow . The community is to be the beneficiary of any works,,, not a few contractors that are mates of the nobbs with a sly backhander under the table... In this way the nobbs stop being nobbs and begin to become passive leaders and constructive community designers. Holding a meeting is not enough to show the community that the leaders are aware and conscious,,, the actual implementation of sustainable works is the sign for such,
Give that a wirl bro,,,and watch em lay a few eggs and howl.
All the best,