Amal­ga­ma­tion wouldn’t work

Kapi-Mana News - - LETTERS -

Just like the em­peror’s clothes, which the adults of to­day read about as chil­dren, so was the Welling­ton su­per-city/ amal­ga­ma­tion. Some­thing about noth­ing.

No ben­e­fits to ratepay­ers and res­i­dents.

In fact, well over $1000 per per­son to switch from Porirua City Coun­cil to a su­per-city struc­ture, though closer to $2000 if we did as well as Auck­land pre­dict­ing the true costs. And less rep­re­sen­ta­tion. If coun­cils in the Welling­ton re­gion want to save dol­lars, they can wind up the re­gional coun­cil. Each lo­cal coun­cil could take re­spon­si­bil­ity for a core in­fra­struc­ture ac­tiv­ity through­out the re­gion, and it could be con­tracted to out­side

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