Affinity to Rotorua Mayor questioned
May I congratulate councillor Barker on admitting to supporting the velodrome only through the solicitation of his friend, the Mayor of Rotorua.
This is difficult to accept while he purports to support the ratepayers who elected him to his position on the council.
It would also appear that the reported 63 per cent against the proposal from submitters is of less importance than the reported 71 per cent in favour of a uniform regional charge.
May I enquire why the demographic ratepayer details of the reported phone survey were never published?
True to form of course we will never publicly know for obvious reasons.
However, thank you councillor Barker for loading onto already stressed ratepayers more costs and I know that you would argue that $3.18 plus GST per rateable unit is in your mind and the rest of the councillors, who interpreted the wishes of the majority as a nuisance to their psychological thinking and desires, a minuscule amount to pay for something that in your reported opinion ‘‘was too good to pass up’’.
What a pity that you felt a greater affinity for the Mayor of Rotorua than citizens of the South Waikato.
The latest rates increase of over $100 for a residential home in Tokoroa and now another egotistical levy would lead me to suspect that the next South Waikato elections could be interesting. (edited)
T Becker, Tokoroa in the bin. It is not good to smash them all over the path.
J Emerson, Tokoroa