Not ‘‘do nothing’’
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.