Not bit­ter but an­gry

South Waikato News - - NEWS/OPINION -

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

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