Election will make the meanings clear
THE Government has told us little (nothing) about how the metropolitan council mergers/amalgamations/annihilations will save the ratepayers any money.
Therefore, we have to find our own explanations. Here are some “definitions” to contemplate.
“Economies of scale” is public service double speak meaning “I don’t have an answer except an assumption that what I say will be lost in the mists of time.
“That also means I’ll be retired before anyone checks out the results of my actions. So, if and when it doesn’t work it won’t be my fault.”
“We are engaged in ‘necessary reform’.” This is equivalent to “change is good”.
However, never fear, I have found the savings. By reducing metropolitan councils from 30 to 16, every time the department writes a letter to the councils it will save 14 sheets of paper, 14 envelopes and 14 stamps.
Meanwhile, all council ratepayers will have to foot the bill for the actual cost of “merging”. That hardly seems fair, does it?
I would imagine other very unhappy voters are waiting for the next State Election when we will exercise our own “economies of scale” and “necessary reform”.
Debbie Hill, Lynwood.