Be­ing cut short

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -


The wealth dis­tri­bu­tion for money al­lo­cated on the Vil­lage Plan is, sur­pris­ingly, an abom­i­na­tion.

I use 2006 cen­sus pop­u­la­tion fig­ures, and it smacks of dis­pro­por­tion­ate deal­ings. (No 2011 cen­sus fig­ures avail­able.) But Ti­tahi Bay has in­creased in pop­u­la­tion size, due to res­i­den­tial in­fill­ing.

Pukerua Bay: 1722 peo­ple, di­vide $180,000 = $104.52 per per­son. Plim­mer­ton: 2058 peo­ple, di­vide $225,000 = $109.32 per per­son. Can­nons Creek: 3873 peo­ple, di­vide $80,000 = $20.65 per per­son. Ti­tahi Bay: 7527 peo­ple, di­vide $30,000 = $3.98 per per­son.

The coun­cil­lors of the western ward are re­ally cut­ting us short of these funds.

The above fig­ures are de­rived

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