Can someone help me understand why in the midst of a financial crisis the (Central Coast Council) Administrator is planning to spend approximately $28M building a regional library?
Its’ not only the cost of building the library, but the cost to run it and the huge salaries of those professionals who will work there.
The region already has numerous libraries, halls and venues for the public to meet.
In case anyone hadn’t noticed, most people now access information online from their homes or the local libraries that already exist.
The Administrator is talking about raising rates by 15 per cent, while spending on unnecessary infrastructure, but can’t get the rubbish picked up on the street or weeds removed from public land.
As a ratepayer I feel these people who run our institutions come from a different planet and we, the shareholders, have no say in the running of the Council.
The recent survey on the rate increase is a great example. The way the survey was structured only allowed for the outcome they wanted.
Come on guys, you can do better.
Email, Feb 20
Garry Clifford, Glenning Valley