Well done coun­cil­lors

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Ed­i­tor,

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.

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