November 28, 2008
Time for better co-ordination in local government
You know local government is in dire need of reform when one department funds a group of volunteers to plant trees on some land and another department of the same organisation sends out a bulldozer crew to flatten three years of planting work by the volunteers. Wellington's City Life news broke the story this week - much to the embarrassment of Wellington Regional Council. C'mon guys - how about a bit more co-ordination and communication. You can't afford to burn off community goodwill and volunteer labour.