Looking forward to Q&A
We loved your leader this week and your sensible approach to politics in Knysna.
We welcome your initiative and are sure that it will result in a more positive perception of our municipality.
Lack of communication would seem to be behind most municipal-related complaints, which in turn breeds suspicion and anxiety about lack of transparency.
I am involved in the Sector 1 PPF. Despite an open invitation, we never have a representative from the municipality present. Every month, two old chestnuts come up:
1. Erecting the CCTV cameras has not moved forward because the municipal person concerned has not put his/her name to the form that gives permission to erect the poles on which the cameras are to be affixed!
2. Car guards in Knysna are by and large a menace. The municipality needs to take responsibility for them and they refuse to do so. In Plett, the car guard ladies on the High Street are orderly and efficient.
It might even make a KPH investigative story, understanding how they have got the system working so well in Plett, as opposed to here in Knysna.
We look forward to your question and answer series and congratulate you on your matter-offact attitude. Of course, we should all be pulling together, now more than ever.