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What can we slash – DCC

### ODT Online Sat, 6 Nov 2010
Harland’s ‘big ask’: Save city $6m
By Chris Morris
Dunedin City Council managers are under pressure to help find $6 million in savings and slash next year’s forecast 9.1% rates increase by two-thirds. Council chief executive Jim Harland yesterday confirmed he aimed to find the savings from within the operating costs of council departments, along with capital spending and associated debt-repayment costs.
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Jim Harland: “The council isn’t broke.”

He scotched rumours there would be cuts to core services, and that the council was in financial difficulties […] councillors also needed to be aware of ratepayers on fixed incomes.

### ODT Online Tue, 22 Dec 2009
DCC looks at spending
By David Loughrey
As Dunedin ratepayers face an 8.7% rates increase for the next financial year, and an even steeper increase the following year to pay for a list of multimillion-dollar projects, a four-person team has interviewed every manager at the Dunedin City Council, asking them to justify their spending.
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