Promises just a ploy

Re proposed 13.6 per cent rates hike. Well done Cr Morris for posing the question ‘Can politicians keep their promises?' (page 12, The Weekend Sun, November 24 ) and then telling us that the answer can be found at the following site:www.sunlive.co.nz/tauranga-city-council.html

The answer was indeed easy to find on this site. Mayor Brownless promised ‘a 20-year affordable action plan' and to get ‘council spending and staffing levels under control', while Deputy Mayor Clout promised a reduction in rate rises! Both these attractive promises were designed to make us think that their proposers were genuinely concerned for struggling ratepayers, but we can now see that they were no more than a ploy to gain votes.

R Rimmer, Welcome Bay.



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