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Thursday, 5 March 2009

GETTING THE BEST IS NEVER CRAZY

There are many islanders who say that the application to the Local Government Commission to change the council is crazy, or looney, or some such.

Really?

Is it crazy or looney to try to try to get the best available council? It is crazy or looney to take advantage of the procedure put into the law for every New Zealander so that we can get good local government to the highest standard?

Of course not.

It can certainly be called 'crazy', or not very bright, to put up with the worst year after year, decade after decade, and not do a thing about it--never to try to better ourselves.

We can ask the LGC the question: 'Which council is best for us?' We should ask it. We have asked it.

The LGC is now going through a rigorous process, point by point, whose statutory aim is good local government for us--that the council we are put with or kept with is the best. No one needs to fear getting the best. No one should.