Tainted vi­sion

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Ed­i­tor,

Ev­ery­one is go­ing to love Porirua’s mayor Nick Leggett’s brave new vi­sion for the city. Not!

Fewer public toi­lets when there is a se­ri­ous lack al­ready is mad­ness; not clean­ing them is se­ri­ous.

Fewer rub­bish bins, re­duced sweep­ing and re­duced li­brary hours will turn the city into a dump and it won’t re­duce child poverty and dis­ease. Cer­tainly lit­er­acy will be af­fected if li­braries are cut back.

The pro­posed de­vel­op­ment around the har­bour will make mat­ters worse and any­one who lives in the area will know that the har­bour is sub­ject to vi­o­lent weather in­clud­ing ma­jor winds.

In­creased land­fill costs and less in­for­ma­tion out­side the in­ter­net are also back­ward steps.

I quite like the canopies now they have been mod­i­fied. Why don’t they leave them alone?

Hope­fully Nick Smith’s plan to cut back the scope of coun­cil func­tions to the ba­sics will be­come law and quickly. It worked well in New Zealand once and it still works well in Australia.

ANNE PERRY, Ti­tahi Bay.

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