Council should consult more
New Zealand Post has not learnt the art of consulting Porirua residents from our city council (‘‘Mana Post Shop shrinking’’, June 3).
Look at our council’s track record on rates rises, super-city, city centre revitalisation, rundown roads and infrastructure, rates differentials, budgets, long-term plans, cellphone towers . . . .
It’s a track record of not consulting, ignoring community views when supposedly consulted, holding secret meetings and investing in noncore businesses.
Yet when others do the same, such as New Zealand Post, mobile phone companies, NZ Transport Agency and the district health board, they are accused of not consulting and a lack of transparency.
The council should get itself in in order before accusing others.