Poor show at meetings
A plan to slash the number of elected seats in Auckland has sparked debate between politicians.
But does anyone else care?
A public forum held by Eden Albert Community Board drew only one member of the public, and a second meeting attracted eight.
And no one attended a meeting in Mt Roskill the day after the plan was released.
But Mt Roskill Community Board chairman Richard Barter says interest has grown since more details emerged.
“I’ve been contacted by people representing organisations or groups wanting to know more,” he says.
“It’s taken a while to sink in and for people to realise what it means.”
Two meetings held by the Western Bays board last week attracted about 20 people.
“I think there’d be a lot of people coming along if we held another meeting now,” says chairman Bruce Kilmister.
The Maungakiekie Community Board holds a meeting tonight at 7pm at the Onehunga Community House, 83 Selwyn St.