Some are more equal than others …

Having listened to the Committee of the Whole meeting of June 23rd discussing council remuneration, I’m concerned that someone can say they are working 16-18 hours a day at their regular job and then say they can adequately carry out their responsibilities as a Councillor on a part time basis for a County with a $65 million annual budget and contemplating a $100 million capital spending plan for Wellington ALONE. There were references by the “part timers” that Council work only took 5-6 hours a week.

As a taxpayer, this is not reassuring. One Councillor said his job was only to do “policy”. Funny, I would have thought (detailed) oversight would have been a fair part of the job.

And that’s how I would approach it!

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