Not ‘‘do noth­ing’’

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -


I ap­pre­ci­ate Mayor Leggett’s re­sponse to my letter (KMN June 7) about the coun­cil’s plan to re­vi­talise the city’s busi­ness cen­tre. He has, how­ever, to­tally ig­nored what I said ear­lier about his com­ments to the Kapi-Mana News in Jan­uary this year.

Then, his com­ments about the pro­ject were wel­comed and in­ter­preted as a sign that the coun­cil was tak­ing a cau­tious and sen­si­ble ap­proach. At no time has this ap­proach been seen as not in­volv­ing the coun­cil in ac­tion and ex­pen­di­ture.

A proper in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the coun­cil would ob­vi­ously re­quire ac­tion and ex­pen­di­ture by coun­cil staff and per­haps con­sul­tants. This is not a ‘‘do noth­ing’’ and ‘‘spend noth­ing’’ stance. Only af­ter the pre­lim­i­nary work has been done should the coun­cil make de­ci­sions about fur­ther city cen­tre re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion ac­tion.

Un­for­tu­nately the word ‘‘not’’ was omit­ted from the fourth para­graph of my June 7 letter. What was pub­lished had the op­po­site mean­ing to what was in­tended.

ROSS PIPER, Ti­tahi Bay. Un­for­tu­nately the word ‘‘not’’ was omit­ted when the letter was tran­scribed – Edi­tor. money per year than the com­mis­sion pay­ment he would have re­ceived for this one sale. It would also be in­ter­est­ing to know whether the coun­cil has or is about to pur­chase any more land or build­ings.

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