What they think
Titahi Bay Residents Association chairman Graeme Ebbett: ‘‘We are now completely disillusioned with the socalled bottom- up village planning process, which culminated at the recent Porirua City Council draft annual plan hearings.
‘‘ In the past financial year the Bay has been completely omitted from the budget and the proposed $15,000 on the website now for no defined purpose is simply a PR sop.’’
Pukerua Bay Residents Association chairman Iain MacLean: ‘‘We did not share the concerns of other associations about the allocations. If anything, we have had difficulty spending the money we are allocated.’’
Pauatahanui Residents Association chairman Ken McAdam: ‘‘The PRA is working with the council and the village planning people there and we’re comfortable with the process and our achievements to date.’’
Plimmerton Residents Association spokeswoman Caroline Williams: ‘‘Villages are learning you have to be really prepared and have a good detailed plan.’’
Ranui Residents Association cochairwoman Rosie Gallagher: She said the association understood funds were based on needs assessments and so it was a case of swings and roundabouts.
Cannons Creek Residents Association chairman Bill Hiku: ‘‘It’s a fair arrangement and we need to understand that other areas need to develop.’’