Well done councillors
I never thought that I would ever congratulate councillor Ken Douglas, but I must compliment him and Brian Collins for their commonsense in opposing Porirua City Council’s gift of $600,000 for an artificial turf for Ascot Park.
Based on the information in the article on the front page [KMN, February 28] I do believe that the council has no more than a snowball’s chance in hell of ever being repaid the interest-free loan of $397,384.
Council, in today’s economic situation, a mere four weeks ago, advised that they had to make the hard decisions on future expenditure – they have already broken their word! In fact it would appear that councillors have little concern when it is other people’s money that they can flush down the toilet. ALLAN BLOOMFIELD,
Pauatahanui. evaluate making that change.
It will not be possible to completely do away with paper versions of council documents, but savings should be possible by reducing the amount required and from the early results of the trial service improvements are already being commented upon by some of the councillors taking part.