Threat to ser­vices

Auckland City Harbour News - - OPINION -

There is mount­ing con­cern in many lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties that the first vic­tim of fund­ing cuts will be at many of our lo­cal li­braries.

In or­der to fund this mad Cen­tral Rail Link love af­fair of mayor Len Brown’s cre­ation, our lo­cal ser­vices and fa­cil­i­ties will be even fur­ther re­duced, like the mow­ing of berms.

Ev­ery day there is dis­ap­point­ing news of coun­cil’s ex­ces­sive ex­pen­di­tures, be it staff ap­point­ments over­seas, over­spend­ing with­out cost ben­e­fit anal­y­sis or even more rates rises.

The two hu­man faces of coun­cil – its parks/re­serves and li­braries – should never be un­der any sort of fund­ing threats.

As the old say­ing goes, char­ity be­gins at home.

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