On Thursday, 17 June 2010, the Wellington City Council Strategy and Policy Committee met to finalise Council's submission on the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill.
Radio New Zealand's response this morning was misleading to say the least in that it stated that Wellington City Council had backed down on water privatisation through public pressure. It was one of the more misleading news items that I have ever heard.
Council was not changing its policy but was making a weasel worded submission on the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill.
CAPACITY ( WATER MANAGEMENT FOR WCC AND HCC )
I put forward the following amendment
Recommend to Council that:
(a) it agree to consult under section 88 of the Local Government Act 2002 on a proposal to bring water management back in house and instead pursue joint venture with local authorities and Wellington Regional Council.
(b) it instruct officers to prepare the necessary consultation documentation for approval by the Strategy and Policy Committee
MOVED Cr Pepperell.
The position of president of Local Government New Zealand is too important to be held by a peak oil denier. That is why I would not support Mayor Prendergast in her bid for the position. Peak oil is the most serious issue that we face on a local and global level. I made that clear while the Dompost reporter was recording proceedings. Furthermore, the mayor has shown nothing of the balancing qualities needed in a democratic role. Democracy is much bigger than one person getting their way. Majority rule is always to be balanced with minority protection and sharing the benefits.Bryan Pepperell Wellington City Councillor for Southern
Above action from the WRFU Women’s Gala Day held at the Petone Rec on Saturday. More photos here MORNING EDITION: The sixth round of the Wellington club rugby competition this coming Saturday features the famous McBain Shield between Hutt Old Boys Marist and Petone. The two sides have been playing for the ‘McBain’ since 1934...