Guy BurnsNews that KCDC boss Pat Dougherty has resigned is a golden opportunity to appoint a new Chief Executive mandated to review the organisation with the goal of cutting costs for Kapiti ratepayers, states Guy Burns, Deputy Chair of the Raumati Paraparaumu Community Board upon hearing the news in India.

“There needs to be a concerted effort to reduce operational costs. A new Chief Executive must be hired, with the number one goal of reducing expenditure, seeking efficiencies and cutting back non-essential spending.

“KCDC debt is ballooning and staff numbers have sky-rocketed; the net result will be ongoing high rate increases.

“It’s time to tighten the belt on Council spending. I urge the Mayor and Councillors to appoint a new Chief Executive with a new vision of reduced expenditure.