Not bitter but angry
In response to Councillor Lyn Corban’s letter, may I say that I am never bitter, but yes I’m often angry about this council and the incompetents it employs. As to being misinformed, that can happen to anyone, and in this case I clearly was, therefore I am happy to apologise to her unreservedly in this instance.
I should also like to comment on the last paragraph in G Edmeades’ letter.
I had the good fortune to attend a meeting with our mayor, immediately after the RAL fiasco, and he was one very angry gentleman.
He had, quote, been around that morning kicking ass, which sadly is all he had the power to do, simply because he too is an elected member of the council and as such has no real authority over the permanent paid staff.
Otherwise you can be assured heads would have certainly rolled that day.
It is to be hoped that when the Government completes its review of the local bodies structure and operation, with the view to making them more businesslike and efficient, it will give the mayor the authority to get rid of dead wood. F Lawton Tokoroa