No. I understand why the increase has been implemented but only support the portion that contributes to the items that are necessary.
No. Though Central Government’s whakaaro is right, the long-term financial implications are not yet clear. In addition, local government needs to play a role in the implementation.
Yes. Pretty straightforward.
Yes. I believe there is always room for improvement.
Because as the indigenous people of the land it is important that our values are represented in the important decisions of our district.
To firstly ensure that what is received from the communities is well reflected around the table. Secondly, understanding what their needs are and actively making an effort to meet those needs.
I doubt $40 million will be enough and that budget needs to be closely monitored and adjusted as the project progressed. It should be adjusted within the budget and capped.
Currently the Three Waters reform is at the forefront of council’s focus and should be. There are many items in recent agendas that need to be followed through, which I am committed to helping execute. Stability of rates to reduce future rises is paramount. Long term sustainability.