Hello, I am a 36-year old Dunedin ratepayer with a wife and a
2-year old kid. I am working hard to save for our future and
a base for my kid to aim high from.
I am sick of council fiscal irresponsibility and
gutlessness and inability to say no to anything rugby-related.
If you elect me mayor in the next elections, I will list the
Forsyth Barr stadium online with a $1 reserve till sold.
If not sold, I will welcome all comers to pluck whatever
usable stuff they can from the stadium in return for a
voluntary donation to the budgets of the library or Regent
I will mothball all discretionary spending, cut council jobs
by 20%, and put money aside for a referendum-like
questionnaire sent to all ratepayers each year, instead of
the council promo magazine, that will enable Dunedin
residents to pinpoint their least favourite council
employees, (councillors and mayor included), who will need to
resign that year.
The least popular 5% of council employees must leave. This
will increase council accessibility, civility, and customer
friendliness, and ensure that council will always take
decisions that ratepayers like to see in the city.
I will delay road resurfacing works wherever possible until
it absolutely needs to be done, because this is a huge
expense, and sell the Dunedin Chinese gardens to the highest
bidder with a $1 reserve. I will put all money saved towards
paying down the city's debt.
Because of all these cost cutting measures, I will limit the
increase of funding to the library, and other council owned
basic amenities to the rate of inflation published that year.
My first thought at all times when it comes to the council
treasury is to negate all discretionary spending and pay down
debt until it is zero.
Would you vote for me?