Council double standards
Is it just me or does Porirua City Council have two sets of rules – one for the council, the other for homeowners?
As most people will have noticed Porirua City Council has erected a rather large speed camera at the bottom of Whitford Brown Ave. A great money spinner, I believe.
The voice of the speedsters was heard and as the camera was erected in front of a pohutakawa tree and not easily visible, the said tree was felled two Fridays ago.
I rang Porirua City Council last week and asked if I could remove a pohutakawa tree off my property and was told I couldn’t even trim my tree, let alone chop it down, without its permission. Which I probably wouldn’t get if the tree was over two metres high.
This smacks of double standards.
I can neither trim nor fell my tree to get more sunlight on my section, but the council can fell (not merely transplant its pohutakawa tree) so a few speedsters can more easily see a speed camera.
I am surprised our local iwi aren’t all over this.