2.18. A regional county municipality must hold at least one public consultation meeting in its territory.
The regional county municipality must also hold a public meeting in the territory of every municipality whose representative on the council so requests during the sitting at which the draft strategic vision statement is adopted.
It must also hold a public meeting in the territory, situated within its own territory, of every other municipality whose council so requests within 20 days after it is sent a copy of the draft statement. A certified copy of the resolution setting out the request must be sent to the regional county municipality within the same period.
For the purposes of the second and third paragraphs, if the sittings of the council of a municipality are held in the territory of another municipality, that territory is deemed to be the territory of the first municipality and, if applicable, to be situated within the territory of the regional county municipality
The population of the municipality in whose territory the meeting is held or the total population of the municipalities in whose territories meetings are held must make up at least two thirds of the population of the regional county municipality