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DCC ‘money go round’ embedded

Comment by Phil
February 6, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Hopefully the new policy of doing away with the DCC “Money Go Round” game will apply throughout the entire organisation. The IT department charges each DCC employee $1,500 per month for the lease of a standard PC. That’s nearly $20k a year, for a standard office computer. Can you even buy a computer today for $20k?

Building Control charges DCC departments for processing internal building consents. Those departments in turn pay Building Control from ratepayer income.

City Property charges other DCC departments for work in preparing leases and the buying or selling of property on behalf.

Citifleet bills each department every month for the use of their vehicles.

The staff involved in looking after Community Housing (there’s about 6 in total, including maintenance staff) are funded entirely by rental revenue gathered from the city’s pensioners. The level of costs determines the cost of the rent. Remember the $20k annual charge per PC from the IT department and the charging for bathroom renovation building consents from Building Control ?

The Civic Centre building is rented by the DCC, to DCC departments, at standard CBD rental rates. Where does the money for that rental profit come from ?

The list goes on.

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Dunedin social housing

Recent discussion of social housing for Dunedin has been taking place on another thread.

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2010/07/29 at 9:33 pm
kate said:
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Social Housing Strategy (PDF, 1.6 mb, new window)
The Social Housing Strategy provides a platform for the consideration of social housing issues right across Dunedin. Social housing is defined as the provision of accommodation assistance for individuals and families whose housing needs or circumstances are not adequately provided for by the private sector. The Strategy also directly addresses issues regarding the Dunedin City Council’s own social housing stock.

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Dunedin City Council meetings 20-21/01/2010

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### ODT Online Wed, 20 Jan 2010
DCC begins budgeting process
By David Loughrey
Dunedin city councillors will today open the city’s accounts, beginning what is bound to be a contentious process of setting both the budget, and the annual rates increase. But day one of that process – its political ramifications more acute in an election year – will be done away from the public eye.
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Public welcome.

Dunedin City Council meeting
Thursday 21 January 2010
Commencing at 9.00 AM
Edinburgh Room, Municipal Chambers

Page Link

Agenda – Council – 21/01/2010 (PDF, 58.4 kb, new window)

Report – Council – 21/01/2010 (PDF, 49.3 kb, new window)
Community Housing 2010/2011 Operational Budget

Report – Council – 21/01/2010 (PDF, 385.0 kb, new window)
Review of the Delivery of Building Control Services

Report – Council – 21/01/2010 (PDF, 72.6 kb, new window)
Performing Arts in Dunedin – Options for the Future – Update

Report – Council – 21/01/2010 (PDF, 71.7 kb, new window)
2010/2011 Draft Annual Plan Consultation Plan

Report – Council – 21/01/2010 (PDF, 52.5 kb, new window)
Logan Park Development Project

Report – Council – 21/01/2010 (PDF, 2.1 mb, new window)
Depreciation Funding – Water and Waste Services

Report – Council – 21/01/2010 (PDF, 532.0 kb, new window)
Community and Recreation Services Heritage Assets

Report – Council – 21/01/2010 (PDF, 342.8 kb, new window)
2010/11 Rating Method

Report – Council – 21/01/2010 (PDF, 104.5 kb, new window)
Solid Waste Kerbside Recycling, Landfill Gas Collection Capex,
Enviroschools Funding

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