Super-city case not made
I note (March 17) your story ‘‘Businesses favour super-city’’.
It is incredible how strong the reaction against the proposed regional amalgamation has been among ordinary citizens. Yet some groups, such as Wellington Regional Council, Porirua City Council and now the various Chambers of Commerce and other business groups, are adamant that a super-city model would be a good idea.
Are most of us are missing something that is blindingly obvious to our civic leaders and some business people? If so, then the case for a super-city has simply not been made clearly.
It has never been satisfactorily explained, beyond a few platitudes about cost savings and efficiencies, what the advantages would be. As things stand, it seems the super-city proposal is dead in the water.
That may be fine. If, however, there is truly a compelling case for having regional amalgamation, I wish one of our enlightened leaders would make it, and in plain English so everyone can understand it.