Should of the Mayor and Auckland Council “Opened their Mouths?” – I say YES
For the most part I can agree with what she said, but there is one part I do not. O’Sullivan stated that Len Brown and co. should have not “opened their mouths” in the POAL dispute. I disagree, both here at VOAKL and Whale Oil I stated categorically that the silence from our civic leaders is deafening. I even posted at WO (which I will dig up when I am on my more blog friend PC at home) what could possibly be said in response to the saga.
In any case O’Sullivan’s reference to the Ministry of Transport’s report container productivity and the Productivity Commission‘s latest report is SPOT on and again is something the Enquiry would look at as part of looking and getting the Return of Investment at optimum levels.
Yes I know I am sounding like a broken record player with this enquiry business – but it simply needs to happen as so much is at stake INCLUDING the Draft Auckland Plan and Draft Long Term Plan. Be a bit of a bugger if the Long Term Plan was upset due to an income “failure” from what should be our most productive asset – POAL. And yes I am busy getting formal letters written up about the enquiry and forwarding them to Auckland Council and maybe the opinion pages of The NZ Herald.