The Mitzpe Ramon Municipal Council, like many other local authorities in the country, shares only a minimal amount of planning information – of vital communal and ecological importance – with the public.
To fill this information gap, Keshet periodically organizes civic assemblies in which it informs the public about impending building plans within the ‘blue line’ and their potential impact.
These assemblies are held regularly since 2013. Ahead of such assemblies, we obtain the planning information, analyze and process it, and present the plan and its significance to the public.
Over and above the importance of making this information available to inhabitants, these assemblies form the basis for civic action when the community concludes that a plan should be amended. These assemblies stimulate broad participation in Keshet’s legal objections submitted to local, regional or even national planning commissions.
Public consultation assemblies held:
- Camel Hill Neighborhood (2013)
- Northern Quarries (2013, 2014, 2015)
- Outline/Master Plan (2014, 2016)
- Sfat Midbar and Mekorot Reservoir (2016)
In the coming years, we plan to hold more assemblies for more future plans.