CBD Plans Online

22 Aug

So the CBD plans are part of Tuesday’s meeting.  A figure of $9.8 million is mentioned.  Here are the five parts

Part 1     Part 2     Part 3     Part 4     Part 5

Mayor Tim’s longer than usual report claims a campaign to clean up Bluff and Omaui has been launched and he will be part of it.  Is the ‘campaign’ the clean up day or have I missed something?  Maybe what Tim meant to say was ‘we have the community doing our job and we’ve called in Urban Rejuvenation’.

I’m all for personal responsibility but would council like me to photograph all the gutters and drains with grass growing out of them?  I reckon I could find more clumps of grass growing in gutters than rubbish in our streets, and that is after the gutter sweeper has been around.

9 Responses to “CBD Plans Online”

  1. Philip.T August 23, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    Again people are being slightly evasive about the whole upgrade. To sweeten the deal a large part is missing and if you read closely you can see what it is.
    However the main failing is the lack of understanding just what public consultation is. Sure people had a chance to view and comment on the initial plans but the consultation process should have been around the actual proposed plans which are now finalised. I like the comment Council Managers thing its all great. Fair go! have any of them got any stake in the outcome like the city retailers have. It could make or break some business’s if it is done wrong but council wages will go on and up forever. At the end of the day staff are there to carry out the wishes of the elected representatives and its not their place to be adding opinion into the public arena. They have their chance inside the actual process where others may not. However that failing to understand what roles people fill is another story.

    • Kylie August 23, 2013 at 9:06 am #

      The consultation on this has been a total farce. I think Elder’s involvement has a lot to do with that. He has been quick to say it has had ‘extensive consultation’ which is far from accurate. The problem with cloak and dagger public excluded information and plans is that the cllrs aren’t getting feedback from the residents. NO councillor should be voting for this as there is no clear message from the community that it should go ahead.
      Even if the difference between the budgeted amount and the end figure is funded from reserves it still came from the ratepayers and means we have been over rated in the past. A balanced budget is a requirement of the LGA, about time they did it. If ICC have reserves that they can use so ‘freely’ then I do not expect a rates increase.

  2. cracker666 August 23, 2013 at 9:15 am #

    The only reason he cares about Omaui is because Monty For Mayor is gaining traction…

    • Kylie August 23, 2013 at 9:18 am #

      But of course….that must be it!

  3. Philip.T August 23, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

    Tuesdays meeting will be a battle between the haves or those who get the directorships and are beholding to the city manager and the have nots who are those who just want to act as councillors of a city. This is a great example of why elected people should not be given perks or special treatment.
    Also it is amazing that the city manager can suddenly pull millions of dollars out of the hat when most magicians can only manage a white rabbit. Why are so many councillors unaware of these funds lying around in reserves? Just shows how little the manager has to answer to his council. Obviously the haves (directors) have to work for him but the others should have a say as well surely. If this upgrade goes to the vote it just shows how corrupted our council has got over the years.
    No doubt as long as Tim gets to cut the ribbon and council continues to fund him he will be happy but surely its about time we had some integrity around the table.
    AT least in the old days the pirates wore an eye patch so you could recognise them. Nowadays they are sneaking around in suits telling us we are lucky to be able to let them rob us blind.

    • Kylie August 23, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

      Nice analogies! lol
      Might be worth attending that meeting…

  4. Tom August 23, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

    So if the majority of the current crop get voted back in does that mean the ratepayers approve of their antics over this past term. I think yes it does. We shall see.

    • Kylie August 23, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

      Sadly, some of the incumbents have received high amounts of votes and I think Cracker may be right, some vote for a name they know and don’t base it on much else. It would be beneficial for me if voters ignored a lot of the incumbents though:-)

      • Philip.T August 23, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

        That is why you have to find the way to break through the apathy and thinking that one vote makes no difference. If you look at the numbers that dont vote by getting through to just them you would be the highest polling candidate. I still think in this day of smart marketing there is a way, it just needs thought up. The phrase that grabs peoples minds will deliver results. Once you hit on it then hammer it into everything you do, even on TV. If you have a contact at a secondary school ask them to put a class together to come up with it. Get some young minds working and you will take off.

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