SPEAK UP

Rotorua Review - - OUT & ABOUT -

If we don’t speak up our coun­cil will be in­creas­ing rates by a whop­ping 7.86 per cent soon.

You should have re­ceived their glossy mag­a­zine out­lin­ing the Long-term Plan in your mail­box.

I strongly sug­gest you read it and make your­self heard by voic­ing your opin­ion.

Do you agree with this spend­ing-happy coun­cil rack­ing up fur­ther bor­row­ings on top their al­ready huge debt?

If their plans are to go ahead, dur­ing the course of the next 10 years this in­creased bor­row­ing will re­sult in a whop­ping peak $269 mil­lion debt.

Should your rates be used to ser­vice this debt, or would you rather your money goes to ser­vic­ing core coun­cil tasks?

Let’s make a fist, join the Ro­torua Ratepay­ers As­so­ci­a­tion.

Mau­rice van Liempd Ro­torua

Lakes Coun­cil.

I would still like to know why we have peo­ple on said coun­cil who are not elected by the ratepay­ers of Ro­torua, but are still paid by the ratepay­ers - why are we pay­ing these peo­ple?

One would think these peo­ple would be em­bar­rassed to take pay­ment for things they are not en­ti­tled to.

To me it shows a lack of mana, and dis­re­spect to the peo­ple of Ro­torua.

Bill Munro

How the aquatic cen­tre is run is caus­ing de­bate.

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