City Vision Better Not Have The Cheek To Complain
City Vision better not have the cheek to complain
It was announced earlier today that the final plans for the Eden-Epsom recreational precinct are now on public display. These plans represent over two years of consultation with residents and stakeholders, and was signed off by a joint community board meeting between Eden-Albert and Hobson Wards in late June.
"Congratulations should go to Cr Donnelly and Cr Milne for pushing this forward. They have worked hard to deliver what the locals want," said Aaron Bhatnagar, Hobson Community Board member.
"The behaviour of the joint board meeting that signed off on the plans was interesting to note. The Citizens and Ratepayers Now teams collated what the public wanted and voted for it," said Mr Bhatnagar. "What is interesting to note is that the City Vision team abstained en masse, rather than vote in agreement with C&R Now on what the public wanted."
"City Vision better not have the cheek to complain - they whined incessantly that they were being muzzled because of questions about one of their members having a potential conflict of interest. When it came to voting time, their abstentions spoke volumes about how cynical their position on Eden-Epsom was. A crowd of 150 people that came preparing to boo their local body politicians left cheering and clapping the C&R Now team for delivering on the night," said Mr Bhatnagar.
"City Vision wanted endless consultations for the Eden-Epsom precinct. They wanted to turn this into an election issue rather than getting on with the job. Good governance is about consulting and then deciding. This is what we have done," said Mr Bhatnagar.
Aaron Bhatnagar is the Parks and Recreations spokesman on the Hobson Community Board in Auckland City.