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Dunedin City Council meeting Monday 01/02/2010

Starting at 10am in the Edinburgh Room, Municipal Chambers, the meeting to consider the Pre-Draft Annual Plan held on 21 January resumes. Apologies have been received from Councillors Paul Hudson and Richard Walls.

UPDATED 30.1.10
The agenda and reports are now available on the DCC website.
They were uploaded this morning.

Agenda – Council – 01/02/2010 (PDF, 56.5 kb, new window)

Report – Council – 01/02/2010 (PDF, 54.8 kb, new window)
Water and Waste Services – Proposed Changes to Annual Plan Measures

Report – Council – 01/02/2010 (PDF, 230.0 kb, new window)
Tahuna Wastewater Treatment Plant Stage 2 Upgrade

Report – Council – 01/02/2010 (PDF, 123.2 kb, new window)
2010-2011 Community Housing Rent Increase Proposal

Report – Council – 01/02/2010 (PDF, 205.7 kb, new window)
Library – Rate Funding Reduction Options

Report – Council – 01/02/2010 (PDF, 190.3 kb, new window)
Stadium 2010/11 Draft Annual Plan Update

Report – Council – 01/02/2010 (PDF, 2.7 mb, new window)
Kerbside Recycling – Clarification of Financial Modelling in the Pre-Draft Plan 2010/11

Report – Council – 01/02/2010 (PDF, 108.5 kb, new window)
Dunedin Venues Management Limited Budget 2010/11

Report – Council – 01/02/2010 (PDF, 289.7 kb, new window)
Logan Park Public Toilets and Change Rooms

Report – Council – 01/02/2010 (PDF, 87.0 kb, new window)
2010/11 Pre-Draft Annual Plan Update – Development Contributions

Report – Council – 01/02/2010 (PDF, 594.6 kb, new window)
Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin Centre, Regent Theatre – Opportunities for Staging

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Make what you will of the Dunedin Venues Management Limited Budget.
The budget recommendation raises many questions about the way funds are being amassed and siphoned for DVML.

The bold assumptions, the lack of financial transparency and diligence underlying the report demonstrate the poor thinking of senior executive staff and that of at least two senior councillors, heading Finance and Strategy Committee and Dunedin City Holdings Limited (DCHL) respectively.

Starter questions:
Will the Council call the bluff of the report writers?
Will councillors ask the hard questions on Monday?
How is money being prioritised to the stadium in this way, what are the processes?
Has no consideration of spending priorities (legitimate issues and options) been given to the money?
Should the sums be put to alternative use – or other investments with better returns?
How can this ‘report’ skim to the top of annual planning considerations without honest open hard talk?
Why does the Council operate on back room deals of this magnitude?
What shoddy manipulations of power and money are at play?

…oh no, not us, we would never let down the ratepayers…

yeah, right

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What was that we heard? That a further $900,000 (or so) is sloshing around in the Annual Plan budget – for the stadium, to be spread across two years.

Meet the runaway stadium project, AGAIN.

Post by Elizabeth Kerr

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