Save the buses and sack the Council

Stuff reports:

The council’s figures, generated from an independent survey it commissioned, show bus commuters’ satisfaction levels dropped from 85 per cent to 66 per cent between May 2018 and May 2019.
In the same period, rail and ferry commuters reported a 10 per cent drop in satisfaction – down to 75 per cent and 72 per cent respectively.

Wellington had one of the best public transport systems around, and the destroyed it with their “improvements”.

The best way to prevent this occuring again is to ensure accountability by sacking every member standing again. A few have bailed, but not all. These are the incumbents standing again:

  • Kapiti – Penny Gaylor
  • Lower Hutt – Ken Laban, Prue Lamason, David Ogden
  • Porirua – Jenny Brash, Barbara Donaldson
  • Wairarapa – Adrienne Staples
  • Wellington – Daran Ponter, Roger Blakeley

I will do a blog post closer to elections on who I do recommend people vote for. But the key thing is to make sure that politicians understand that if they stuff things up so disastrously, they will be held accountable.

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