It’s nice to know our local council is continuing to rein-in on their unnecessary spending.
Each of our 14 councillors has just been issued an Apple ipad 2 which until the price drop overnight, retailed at $799 each. That’s over $11,000 that could have been spent on something much more appropriate.
I am very much a fan of the benefits of new technology, but strongly feel that our councillors could have managed just fine without the ipads.
Where is this transparency, accountability and common sense approach to decision-making that we were promised? It must be in the icloud!
T HOLLOWAY, Titahi Bay. PCC chief executive Gary Simpson responds: The council is trialling supplying councillors with information in an electronic form as a way to reduce the number and cost of printed documents that it is required to produce.
The use of ipads to receive this information is the most cost effective way of conducting this trial. It is part of an ongoing process of finding more efficient ways of conducting our business. A number of councils across New Zealand have either trialled or have switched to electronic information and Porirua City is the latest to