It’s the time of year when you can read the concoction by Mr Dougherty’s spin doctors that invites your opinions here (pdf)

The council is having a drop-in session this Saturday afternoon between 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm at the Waikanae Library in Mahara Place.

The big question — will the council take any notice of you?  Our feeling is that if enough people say the same things, they might. However, much is determined by preconceptions and personal ambitions, so don’t be too optimistic.