DCC: Public finance forum [invitation]

Event: DCC Public Finance Forum
Date: Tuesday, 12 August 2014
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Venue: To be confirmed
Notes: Questions in advance to Cr Richard Thomson, Chair of Finance Committee.

Email received.

—– Original Message —–
From: Richard Thomson
To: Elizabeth Kerr
Sent: Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 at 11.04 AM
Subject: Public Finance Forum

Dear Elizabeth

when we did the last finance forum there seemed general agreement that it was a worthwhile exercise and I suggested that we schedule another for after that adoption of the annual plan. That has now ocurred and we have set a date of 12th August for this. I would be grateful if you could advise your network on What if of this. As last time it would be really helpful if people could advise questions in advance. Often they require specific information and if we have them in advance we can provide that on the night which is good for others there as well. I am happy for these to be forwarded directly to me. The meeting will be held from 5.30 to 7.30 on the 12th August. Venue to be confirmed but I imagine it will be the same room in the Council chambers as we used last time.

Richard [Cr Richard Thomson]

Mobile Contact: 027 2245739
Office Contact: 03 4770623 ext 12
Fax: 03 4774028

[richard.thomson @ xtra.co.nz]

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3 responses to “DCC: Public finance forum [invitation]

  1. Elizabeth

    A little mirth from the interior.

    ODT 15.7.14 (page 8)
    ODT 15.7.14 Letters to the editor Dicey p8

    • Hype O'Thermia

      Looks to me like Robin Dicey makes fair points about typical council brainfarts that fritter money away to no good purpose. Then there’s the response from Community Board Chairman Neil Gillespie, where the tone reminds me of a prissy 4th former, nyah nyah so there, with all the class of the “lady politicians'” snitcher about Metiria Turei’s jacket. I wonder if he is embarrassed to see what his outpouring looks like in print for everyone to see!
      SO unlike the collegial problem-solving attitude by Cull in response to legitimate points worthy of serious concern raised in Dunedin by, say, Lee Vandervis – or is it?

  2. Cars

    Spending other people’s money is similar to sending someone on a shopping spree with his lotto winnings. Easy come easy go.

    A fool and his money are soon parted. A fool administering your money will break all speed records.

    As Parkinson stated, taxes (rates) will rise until the customer complains.

    As I will be unable to attend the finance committee soiree on August 12 as I will be in Queensland, I am relying on whatifers to complain like hell.

    The first question should be is how is the council reducing its debt when it is increasing?

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