People’s voice ig­nored

Matamata Chronicle - - Opinion/news -

There has been a lot of dis­cus­sion on the sale of le­gal highs, but af­ter the fi­asco laugh­ingly called con­sul­ta­tion by our Mata­mata-Pi­ako District Coun­cil it is ob­vi­ous that the coun­cil has wasted ev­ery­one’s time.

People were asked to make sub­mis­sions on the coun­cil pro­pos­als for where le­gal highs can be sold.

A lot of people spent a lot of time and ef­fort to sub­mit their ideas and to travel to Te Aroha to make sub­mis­sions to a meet­ing. All a waste of time. The coun­cil has com­pletely ig­nored ev­ery sub­mis­sion and sug­ges­tion, even our lo­cal po­lice sergeant dis­agreed.

They have fi­nalised their orig­i­nal ideas re­gard­less of pub­lic opin­ion.

All they have done is waste ratepay­ers’ money by ad­ver­tis­ing and call­ing for sub­mis­sions and then ba­si­cally show­ing con­tempt for all the people that made sub­mis­sions.

Is it any won­der people are giv­ing up be­ing in­ter­ested in pol­i­tics when it is ob­vi­ous that politi­cians have no in­ter­est in the opin­ions of the people who put them there.

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