### D Scene 13-1-10
Action plan? (front cover)
The city’s annual plan is about to be drafted. What should Dunedin’s priorities be for the financial year ahead? See page 6.
New slogan (page 3)
By Mike Houlahan, editor
It turns out that Dunedin needs a new slogan. Certainly if an office straw poll is anything to go by the old one wasn’t working, with only two people aware there was a city slogan and just one of those knowing what it was. What this highly unscientific exercise did prove was that 100 per cent of respondents thought promotional slogans were stupid, and ripe for disparagement.
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Visions for council (page 6)
Next week Dunedin City councillors begin considering the early draft of the city’s annual plan. The plan – the spending blueprint for the year ahead – is often a contentious document, with a range of worthy projects battling it out for funding. All the while, councillors have to be mindful of balancing the city’s books – especially in an election year, when a big rates rise could cost votes.
D Scene asked three leading figures in the city for their views on what DCC’s priorities should be in the year ahead.
The council’s proposed harbourside plan change and revamp was top of the Chamber’s hit list…the Chamber believed the plan was not only “bad for Dunedin” but yet another expenditure item.
Council will approve the draft annual plan in March, and then issue it for a month of public consultation.
What if? wonders if D Scene is “Number One for Circulation* in Dunedin” as claimed in the advertisement on page 17. Deliveries in the inner city have been hit and miss for months…
*48,479 per issue. ABC Audit Jan – Dec 2008. http://www.abc.org.nz
Post by Elizabeth Kerr