- DCC Annual Plan promises Increased Rates, Debt, & Staff-costs again [far in excess of inflation] when the Tax-Payer’s Union has 102 Ways Councils can save money…
- The George st 10kph Pedestrian Shared Space debate
- George st now Pedestrian Shared Space
- Personally Positive ODT Letters this week.
- How the Dunedin 2019 Mayoral Election was won…
Author Archives: Lee Vandervis
DCC Annual Plan promises Increased Rates, Debt, & Staff-costs again [far in excess of inflation] when the Tax-Payer’s Union has 102 Ways Councils can save money…
The DCC has done just some of 2 of the 102 ways… 102_Ways From: Lee Vandervis <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thursday, 28 May 2020 at 10:40 AM To: “Council 2019-2022 (Elected Members)” <email@example.com> Cc: Sue Bidrose <Sue.Bidrose@dcc.govt.nz>, Sandy Graham <Sandy.Graham@dcc.govt.nz>, Dave Tombs … Continue reading
Abuse of the Chair’s powers and Zoom muting of my comments – 18.10 is where these abuses begin. I agree that DCC Standing Orders should be rigorously observed at meetings to promote transparency and Democracy. The relevant Standing Order 25.2 … Continue reading
George st retail area Traffic Lanes have just today become a Pedestrian Shared Space, with speed humps, a 10kph speed limit, and over $10,000 worth of 10kph signs that were already purchased in advance of the Council 9-4 decision. The … Continue reading
My letter to the ODT: “Don’t see the value”. Letter to the ODT Editor Dear Barry, Mayor Hawkins “don ‘t see the value in us going through a process where we significantly reconfigure what it is that we offer our … Continue reading
My submission to the Electoral Commission and the Minister of Local Government raising issues from the 2019 Election, with the Minister’s reply recently received: From: Lee Vandervis <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Friday, 28 February 2020 at 10:31 AM To: Justice department <email@example.com>, … Continue reading
DCC borrowing $60 million for “Surface Treatments” from George St. to the Exchange, is being ‘justified’ by underground pipe renewals.
I am all for spending on needed deferred maintenance of pipes and cables, but the $60 million still planned for Surface Treatments is unjustifiable. From: Lee Vandervis <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wednesday, 29 April 2020 at 10:11 PM To: <email@example.com> Cc: “Council … Continue reading
How to build and deploy testing systems at unprecedented scale – from today’s Economist magazine. Countries will have to do it to end their lockdowns safely Apr 22nd 2020 SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes covid-19, is an unobtrusive piece of … Continue reading