I am disgusted that the Auckland City Council is considering a further $24.8 milllion towards the Rugby World Cup (Auckland City Harbour News, May 16). Galas and dramas are not important. Keeping our residential areas clean and tidy are.
Mayor Banks needs to know what residents really want – not a bit of glitz for six weeks in 2011, but ongoing care in the areas in which we live.
I invite him and all the councillors to my house, which incidentally happens to be in close proximity to Eden Park, and see the state of the gutters and berms.
“Quality spending” mayor Banks is quoted to have said. Well, quality spending should be to the residents of Auckland, not to the Eden Park Trust Board, a private concern.
To quote again from the Harbour News, May 16, mayor Banks also said: “What is important will be done and what is not important may not be. There’s plenty of money in Auckland”.
If there is so much money in Auckland, why can’t the council provide more money to the contractors to maintain the residential roads? The gutters need to be regularly swept and the berms cut more frequently and to a lower level.
I feel I am living in a slum because of council’s lack of care and consideration to residential areas.