bureaucracy efficiencyGuy Burns of the Raumati-Paraparaumu Community Board is concerned that Kapiti Coast District Council’s development of a draft Long Term Plan ignores organisational spending, even though staff and contractor expenses make up around half of the total operating expenses. Debt has ballooned and staff numbers have sky-rocketed in recent times.

“I acknowledge Councillors are attempting to reduce and defer capital works expenditure, but they seemingly have turned a blind eye to the organisational structure of KCDC.

“Staff costs for the full-time-equivalent 323 people are huge. The development of the Long Term Plan is a golden opportunity to focus on Council’s systems and structure.

“During the 2016 election campaign, some current Councillors indicated they would support a review of staffing levels. I’ve urged individual Councillors to use the development of the Long Term Plan to look at the big picture of organisational structure and use this opportunity to undertake a review of the organisation with the goals of efficiency, effectiveness and productivity.”