A case for amalgamation
Correspondent Peter Davies claims (February 24) that his organisation’s 2013 Efficiency and Effectiveness Review successfully identified savings of between $2.4 and $6.5 million at our council.
He stated that this was obviously not ‘‘the smell of an oily rag’’. Perhaps he is right.
However, while those savings remain unrealised they are as fictitious and fabricated as Bill English’s budget surplus.
We’ve learned a lot from central government, where the language of ‘‘savings from efficiencies’’ is bandied around.