In de­fence of Gary Simp­son

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Some re­sponses to your story on Porirua City Coun­cil salaries have been quite pre­dictable.

A fact you haven’t yet run though is that the chief ex­ec­u­tive’s lat­est salary is still $10,000 less than his pre­de­ces­sor, Roger Blake­ley, was re­ceiv­ing when he left the coun­cil four years ago. And in re­turn he kept the city’s trans­mis­sion in ‘‘Park’’ for al­most a decade.

Few would dis­agree that re­duc­ing costs to ratepay­ers must be a pri­or­ity.

But we must also recog­nise value for money.

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