Money being spent unwisely
Some years ago, councillors praised local budgeting services. I suggested at the time they should enrol themselves, which wasn’t well received.
They lent ratepayers’ money for an artificial turf, even after it was pointed out that the loan proposed was for a longer period than the surface’s life (according to the manufacturer), and that the accounts tabled didn’t confirm an ability to meet loan repayments and annual operating costs.
Fast forward to 2015 and preparation of the 10-year financial plan.
Was the loan written off or are repayments still included?
Does it show the council picking up the annual operating costs?
Does the plan include money to replace the surface within 10 years?
Is this the same council so good at managing finance and property that the condition of the Porirua Little Theatre came as a total surprise?
How long has it been maintaining the building – 25 years? More?
How many times was maintenance deferred?
How much deferred maintenance is there on the pool, library, Pataka, Te Rauparaha Arena, those CBD buildings
The signs near the northern end of the entrance to Titahi Bay Beach.