Public servants aren't happy about planned changes to the laws surrounding what councils can and can't do.
The PSA has told a parliamentary select committee that the reforms will mean people have less say in the development of their communities.
National Secretary Brenda Pilott says the new bill will give central government more power to interfere.
She says already, we've seen the Government step in twice and deprive Christchurch people of their democratic right to elect councillors to Environment Canterbury.
Ms Pilott believes the bill will only increase the opportunity and temptation to meddle in local government.