Ross Church, who has been a KCDC Councillor for three years , is the owner of Autoclassics at Parapraumu Beach and is a 33-year Kapiti resident. He is also a tutor in business studies.
And he’s promising to be more open and communicative when dealing with the Kapiti Coast public.
He also wants rate increases kept as low as possible. He says: “In 2010 I was appalled at the projected rates increases of 10, 11 and even 12%.
“As chair of Corporate Business Committee I helped get that down to an average under 5%. Better, and there’s still room for improvement, and we’ve bought the vital dam land and the equally vital playing fields/green belt.
“In the next 3 years Kapiti needs to make the best of the impending amalgamation, so that our rates aren’t lost into super-city coffers, without local representation.”
Mr Church also says the last administration was perceived as ‘uncommunicative.’
He says: “Change is needed. Council needs open, transparent leadership. Your mayor needs to be available, and responsive, to you.”
And he’s campaigned on encouraging developments which improve the economic health of Kapiti.