Will They Ever Learn?

30 Sep

Yet again the Southland Times get it wrong.  St Teresa’s in Bluff does NOT have an H.

Meanwhile Carl Heenan doesn’t have his thinking cap on in the letters to the editor.  No, directors of CCO’s should not be voted in by the ratepayers.  I doubt there could be a worse case scenario than that!  They are not there to represent ratepayers, they are there to make a profit to offset rates.  What would I know about selecting a director for a CCO?

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5 Responses to “Will They Ever Learn?”

  1. Philip.T September 30, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    strange the carl can get a letter published which just goes further to making people understand how dumb he is yet other letters are not. If elected he will be the first to grab whatever is held out to him if he can read the numbers on the cheque.

  2. Tom September 30, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    Kylie you don’t want the ratepayers to vote for the CCO positions, you don’t want the mayor to do it and you state you “What would I know about selecting a director for a CCO?” Who should do it then if not Councillors or the mayor or the public?

    • Kylie September 30, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

      ‘I’ am a ratepayer in that context. I don’t believe we as individuals should (or could) decide on a persons abilities via a vote for a directorship. I don’t believe it should be the mayor only (or any ONE person). I do not believe cllrs because they are elected should get appointed.
      I don’t see a problem with the collective council making the decision after publicising it for nominations. If you have only a few people making the decision they can have pressure placed on them. If everyone is only one vote out of the collective group then in my opinion it would be harder for undue pressure to succeed. One would hope all 13 couldn’t be bribed or coerced…

  3. Kylie September 30, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

    I have not claimed cllrs shouldn’t make the decision….I have claimed cllrs shouldn’t be appointed from their midst.

  4. Philip.T September 30, 2013 at 11:42 pm #

    There are plenty of independent HR organisations who could do the appointments. What should happen is that the position are retired in rotation and applicants either apply or if council wishes to endorse a particular person they get forwarded onto the HR company for consideration beside any other applicants. Any involvement from council should be no more than perhaps a vote on who becomes the chair. There would be an additional cost but it would be minimal in the big picture. The city managers part in the process should be no more the recommending the Human Resource company to use.

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