And if you’re interested in how $325,000 of the amount to be brought in by it will get spent (assuming the councilors rubber stamp it, which they are sure to), you can read this pdf about 10 groups to get “Social Investment Funding”, not just this coming financial year, but the following 2 years — a total of near $1 million.
Should this amount not be spent on essential infrastructure instead?
Unusually, there are no items listed on the agenda for “hush, hush, top secret” treatment.
Sorry but I cant bring myself to open the file. I just know that the council sees the ratepayers as being a bottomless pit of money.
How do we ensure that each of Chatham Air’s tickets include the words”proudly subsidised by Kapiti’s long abused ratepayers”. Or words to that effect.
Margaret Delbridge said:
I did open it, it’s the usual wordy, self-justifying council staff report.
This I particularly liked:
“In February 2016, Council approved the development of an outcome focused
contestable funding model to ensure the funding allocated is aligned with
Council’s Long Term Plan outcomes”
Wouldn’t it be great if Council could develop “an outcome focused rating model to ensure the funding raised is aligned with ratepayers needs and wants.” Too much to ask I guess.