Vote is a wake-up call
I read with interest the article in the South Waikato News, on 28th January 2015 about the council’s decision to build a new landfill site. There were two issues that I found really amazing.
Number one was, that the mayor has for so long been part of a council in which the majority of councillors agreed with him, (not that I believe it impossible), but that the rate payers/residents have voted likeminded people (by majority decisions) in at least three elections.
Number two: We as voters understand that not all our expectations will be realised by every council or government, democratically elected.
So the mayor being stunned by this vote, by elected councillors voting contrary to what he thinks, is a ‘‘wake up’’ call not only for him (this is democracy) but to all those voters and residents who may be severely affected by this decision taken by this council. John.C.Simcock