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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 <lee@vandervision.co.nz> Date: Thursday, 28 May 2020 at 10:40 AM To: “Council 2019-2022 (Elected Members)” <council.2019-2022@dcc.govt.nz> Cc: Sue Bidrose <Sue.Bidrose@dcc.govt.nz>, Sandy Graham <Sandy.Graham@dcc.govt.nz>, Dave Tombs … Continue reading

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The George st 10kph Pedestrian Shared Space debate

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

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George st now Pedestrian Shared Space

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

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Personally Positive ODT Letters this week.

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

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How the Dunedin 2019 Mayoral Election was won…

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 <lee@vandervision.co.nz> Date: Friday, 28 February 2020 at 10:31 AM To: Justice department <ju@parliament.govt.nz>, … Continue reading

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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 <lee@vandervision.co.nz> Date: Wednesday, 29 April 2020 at 10:11 PM To: <jared.oliver@dcc.govt.nz> Cc: “Council … Continue reading

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Massive testing required to end lock-downs safely…

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

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