Former Mayor Castigates Council Over Plan To Axe Kāpiti’s Boards

Former Kāpiti Mayor Jenny Rowan has described the process for considering proposed changes to local government on the Kāpiti Coast as ‘disappointing’ and ‘undemocratic.’

The grass-roots connection through Community Boards had worked quite well she said, noting Mayor Gurunathan’s public commitment to the boards.

Jenny Rowan’s strong comments came during public submissions to a KCDC workshop on proposed changes to

council wards — and the abolition of boards.

Ms Rowan also said local government is facing massive change – referring to the government instigated review of the sector plus proposed changes under the Three Waters – which could “put the entire sector on its ear.”

And returning to the local issues, she reiterated: “Keep the boards”.

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