Let's get one thing straight - Manning and the disUnity Team were elected on a policy of slashing costs. And they've done some of that (except in the Mayor's office - Manning INCREASED the number of un-posted sweetheart jobs and added THREE "EXECUTIVES" at $180K/plus per year - rewards dished out after the election). Neil Quinn- exhibit #1.
Cueball John MacKenzie switched into high pitched indignation when
|THESE NEW AWARDS ARE BEING WORN WITH PRIDE|
BY THREE COUNCIL OFFICERS THIS WEEK
Instead of defending the council officers who signed the report (General Manager and King Ratbag Bruce Gardiner, Assistant Ratbag Helius Visser, and Greenie Ratbag in Chief Pieter Taylor), Manning well and truly thru them under the bus!
Did Manning even READ the report? Does Manning read ANY reports???
In reality the whole issue has been raised because Bob Manning and his Council slashed the budget for denutting and maintenance of these trees by 76%! And as these senior
The report says simply - 'raise the budget for coconut palm maintenance back to $349,000 (where it's been for years) or accept the fact that person or persons will be injured or killed eventually.'
And we continue to hear ratepayers far and wide wonder why the parks aren't being mowed as often, or potholes being filled quickly, or the verges on our highways going in and out of town look like overgrown weed fields - THIS is the Council the majority demanded! Cut expenses, slash services, and only build "pet" projects instead of real, useful infrastructure. And these ignoramuses call in to MacKenzie about all these things that aren't being done. THAT'S WHAT YOU GET FOR LISTING TO A DICKHEAD RADIO TALK SHOW!
The only ratbaggery is the boozed up hillbilly population that somehow believes council services are free. Then they will drive their little darlings to a shitbox theater firetrap that is a shame to this community, and wonder why we don't have a proper theater.
It's clear Manning either isn't even reading the summary reports being provided this Council (while previous Councils demanded and read FULL staff reports), or he's a degenerate liar that would rather denigrate the Council professionals instead of explain the issue properly.
Earlier former Mayor Byrne criticized the current Council for their inaction on *HIS* theater project that was 'shovel ready' (it was not). That plan, that Byrne agreed was costed at $84M almost ten years ago would cost - wait for it - $142M today! And while this Council seemingly has enough spare cash lying around to spend $26M on a dilapidated, poorly located and hardly used swimming pool, they instead have been deluded into thinking that an Aquis theater will make a dandy community facility as well.
Manning and his team are an abject failure.