Tauranga businesses and iwi are fighting back amidst calls for the city's commissioners to delay a 10-year-plan.
A former mayor wants the commissioners to hold off on the Long Term Plan until it can be implemented by elected officials after the July election.
He says there are serious, irreversible changes that should be left up to the people.
But a business group says a delay would be catastrophic, and wants immediate action to address the city's issues.
Jordan Dunn has the story.