Big screen

Central Leader - - News -

In re­gard to Big screen TV for square, Oc­to­ber 7, I have just been to Tianan­man Square in China where they have two big screen TVs and they are amaz­ing.

I agree it would be a fan­tas­tic as­set for the square, how­ever we have to be re­al­is­tic.

We do not have the pop­u­la­tion of China, nor the tech­nol­ogy to make it lo­cally for re­al­is­tic prices, nor the pop­u­la­tion to en­joy the screen to make it value for money in Aotea Square.

I think it would be great to have – if we could af­ford it.

But the re­al­ity is, we can’t. I don’t be­lieve the coun­cil has ex­cess funds to spend on lux­ury items, un­less it can get spon­sor­ship, and the ad­ver­tis­ing pays for it 100 per­cent with on­go­ing costs cov­ered.

We all have to live within bud­gets, I would love a huge screen in my liv­ing room, but the re­al­ity is I can’t af­ford it.

When will the coun­cil peo­ple re­alise they are spending over their bud­gets and spending other peo­ple’s money?

I don’t want a rates rise of “inflation ad­justed” costs when I did not get a pay rise to cover “inflation” only to hear the coun­cil is pay­ing good money for un­re­al­is­tic projects.

Let’s get a coun­cil that spends within their means, and spends cost ef­fi­ciently. DAVID GALL

West­mere

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