Inner city plans
During the past year you have published articles or letters about the plans of the Porirua City Council to spend $14 million over eight years to revitalise the city’s business centre.
It is no surprise that the plans have been enthusiastically supported by business interests such as the Porirua Chamber of Commerce and Canopy Connection. These groups welcome the allocation of public money to subsidise projects in the private sector.
Some ratepayers are opposing the scheme because they see it benefiting a small group of developers, retailers and commercial real estate agents. In addition, their view is that there