Civic Forum – Round One, and I am still awake
Tonight I attended the introductory session on the Civic Forum for the Unitary Plan, hosted by Te Radar and Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse.
Needless to say I got; juice, food and parking paid for so I shall be back Saturday for the workshops on The Unitary Plan.
However the hour long session I realised two things:
- Te Radar talked for 2/3 of the session tonight
- What the hell have I walked into with this Unitary Plan and Civic Forum
For starters me being there (along with two others of similar age including a fellow blogger), I lowered the average age of Civic Forum participants by a third – I kid you not. I think I was the youngest there and I am 27 for heaven’s sake. The other thing I realised was this:
[Quoting from my Facebook status]
So I sat through the Unitary Plan introduction session hosted by Te Radar and the Deputy Mayor. First of all I got food, juice and parking paid for so that means I come back Saturday
Seriously though in regards to the Unitary Plan, I feel like standing in front of an impassable mountain that is blocking my path, so I have some options:
1) Just sit in front of it and go no where
2) Try and tunnel through it3) Go around
4) Go over it
5) Stick the largest bloody hydrogen bomb underneath it and detonate it
Options chosen? You figure it out which one I would choose
The Auckland and Long Term Plans were straight forward to do submissions on. This Unitary Plan (The Planning Rule Book) is quite the something else to get my head around. None the less I shall endeavour to do my absolute best (using material from my previous submissions) plug away at the Saturday Civic Forum for the Unitary Plan, remembering the simpler it is, the better for Auckland it shall be (following the liberal dogma here).
So Saturday 10-4 at Town Hall. Lets see what I can converse about for the Rule Book that effectively rules us all
As for that mountain, now where did I place that big red button!