Paraparaumu/Raumati Community Board members Bernie Randall and Guy Burns say they’re upset because cuts for spending on new library books were hidden under cover of the Annual Plan.
This year, and for the first time, Council decided not to hold full public consultations on the Annual Plan.
Mr Randall and Mr Burns say: ‘It seems this was a planned strategy, by the Mayor and Councillors, to limit public knowledge and discussion over plans to sacrifice Raumati/Paraparaumu residents’ new library books so as to help pay costs associated with the toxic Waikanae library.
Public annul plan discussions are important to stop secret decisions that usually do not benefit the community. What else has been hidden away? Have we received openness and transparency from the Mayor and Deputy Mayor?
Clearly not. The Mayor says Councillors must take it on the chin. Locals may reject that advice.
When the bell goes for the final round in October it will be the community who will deliver any knockout punch.