CONCERN FOR TOKOROA
I am deeply concerned with the likely outcome to Tokoroa if the one of the three Options for Leith Place are adopted.
If a local body set out to seriously damage the income levels of the businesses in the Central Business District of a rural town how would they go about it?
Perhaps they would take the main car park of that CBD: One by drastically reduce the number of parking spaces available; two make access to that car park as difficult as possible; and three, restrict the view of potential visitors as much as possible.
This is exactly what is being offered in the three options for the changes to our Leith Place.
When the locals complain, you set about treating them as simple children and telling them that if this work is not done their town will become a "Zombie Town".
Perhaps the Council Staff should be obliged to live in the district and the chief executive should be obliged to live in the largest town of that district.
There is too much money being earned in this District and being transported and spent outside this district.