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
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.
How the aquatic centre is run is causing debate.