Safety begins in council chamber
I respond to the front page article ‘‘We still think Porirua is safe’’ (July 23). The Porirua City Council survey results show that 87 per cent of people feel that the city is mostly or definitely safe.
The ‘‘culture’’ of any organisation starts at the top. For Porirua City Council then, the culture of safety must begin with the mayor.
The one place I personally do not feel ‘‘safe’’ is in the council chambers when speaking as a resident and ratepayer and facing hostility.
The mayor states that it is council’s role to help create the right environment to ensure that people feel safe. I suggest that this help begins in the council chamber. it took off out of control around the Main Rd, Thomas Hook St area in Tawa/Linden.
We would love it to be returned. My husband has just had surgery and it is one of a very few things he can do. just plain dumb, or deviant.
Isn’t honesty the first principle of being ethical?
It’s about having the integrity of running a business and respecting the community, rather than turning up to every envelope-opening and having your photos taken.