Misguided priorities by our public authorities again I see Council and the NZ Police are “promising to WIPE OUT window washers.” From Auckland Council: Efforts made to wipe window washers … Continue reading Council and Police: Window Washers – Yep Clampdown; Rail Safety Compromised – SILENCE
Month: June 2015
Residential Zones Provisions Workshop (Unitary Plan) Out (Yes Clunky was Mentioned)
Similar view points Clunky, Clunker, yep the Unitary Plan has been called that much to the annoyance of our Deputy Mayor. But it wasn’t me this time calling it clunky. … Continue reading Residential Zones Provisions Workshop (Unitary Plan) Out (Yes Clunky was Mentioned)
Auckland Council and the rates rise
The vote for the Long Term Plan cut across apparent party lines with more “Conservatives” than ‘Progressives’ in the end voting for the Long Term Plan.
The question going to be ultimately asked is the consequences in 2016.
As far as I can see thus far the South, West and Rodney wont “react” in any great way. That is if an incumbent is running again I do not see them getting chucked unless we have a “death by a thousand cuts” situation occurring.
The one’s that went against the LTP might struggle depending on community reaction and candidates coming through next year as well.
Although it pays to note the rest of Auckland unlike the Isthmus were more stable with their legacy Councils and voting patterns. So I wonder how much teeth gnashing is still coming about owing to the current inherent instability of the Isthmus trickling through the rest of the City?
If it is the case the Isthmus might need to take a good hard long look in the mirror and ask itself why the rest of Auckland was more stable than they were….
Reprinted from The Standard.
The publicity onslaught on Auckland Council this week was somewhat predictable although it could have been handled better. There were some pretty simple mistakes made. The spending of $1,296.60 excluding GST on a small celebration after the budget passed was bound to attract attention. Clearly it did not matter how much or how little the amount was it was always going to be news. Spending council money on a celebration after rather significant increases had been passed was insensitive and gave the Herald and others the perfect opportunity to attack. Although I should note that as an employer I regularly put on drinks for my staff and in that regard can see nothing wrong in principle in Council doing the same.
A whole lot of figures have been thrown about concerning the increase and horror stories of $1,000 plus increases in yearly rates have been talked…
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Southern Local Board Projects Up, Missing Manurewa’s
Orakei and Manurewa Local Boards Missing Yesterday 19 of the 21 Local Boards posted their pressers highlighting local community projects that will get under way with the Long Term Plan … Continue reading Southern Local Board Projects Up, Missing Manurewa’s
The Long Term Plan: Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board
New Projects going forward in the Otara-Papatoetoe Area Otara Papatoetoe Local Board is unique in that it houses Auckland’s second City Centre and largest of the 10 Metropolitan Centres under … Continue reading The Long Term Plan: Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board
The Long Term Plan: Howick Local Board
New Projects going forward in the Howick Local Board While not traditionally part of South Auckland, Howick I will along with Otahuhu and Franklin place together in a larger grouping … Continue reading The Long Term Plan: Howick Local Board
The Long Term Plan: Papakura Local Board
New Projects going forward in the Papakura Local Board Area From my home Local Board – Papakura: Local feedback shapes project decisions The final version of Auckland Council’s Ten Year … Continue reading The Long Term Plan: Papakura Local Board
The Long Term Plan: Franklin – Our Rural South
New Projects going forward in the Franklin Local Board Area From our southern most Local Board – Franklin: Local feedback supports local board direction Auckland Council’s 10 Year Budget 2015-2025 … Continue reading The Long Term Plan: Franklin – Our Rural South
The Long Term Plan: Mangere-Otahuhu
New Projects going forward in the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Area From the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board: Local feedback guides Māngere-Ōtāhuhu projects The final version of Auckland Council’s 10 Year Budget 2015-2025 … Continue reading The Long Term Plan: Mangere-Otahuhu
July 20 – The Day We Go Full #EMUAkl
July 20 marks the day we go full electric trains Some good news after this earlier today: Safety Compromised On Rail Network. Police, Government and Auckland Transport Dither Although a bit on … Continue reading July 20 – The Day We Go Full #EMUAkl