August 14, 2010

Wellington City Council told to Constrain Spending | Scoop News

Business and residential ratepayer groups have frequently expressed concerns about ongoing increases in rates costs. The Wellington Chamber of Commerce made submissions on this issue earlier this year -
Wellington City Council told to Constrain Spending Scoop News  .   While we may not agree with the WRCC comments about climate change - which we see as everyone's responsibility - we do agree that above inflation rates rises over the long term are having a deleterious effect on the city's growth, private sector job creation and prosperity.

A thorough review of the Council's scope of activities is long overdue.  Central government too has a responsibility to provide funding if it is going to force councils to deliver certain non-core services not previously delivered.

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