Every Wellington City Councilor should be ashamed of these results

The headline on the WCC website is:

performs well in survey and city index

This headline is so far from reality that it is delusional.

Here’s some of the data from their annual survey of residents:

  • being a great place to live, work and play has dropped from 91% to 76%
  • A sense of pride in has dropped from 82% to 60%
  • city centre as lively and attractive has dropped from 80% in 2019 to 47%
  • Satisfaction with Council decision making has dropped from 30% to 16%
  • Council makes decisions in best interests of the city dropped from 40% in 2019 to 17%
  • Those who feel in CBD after dark down from 71% to 57%
  • WCC has right balance between preserving character and allowing development down from 48% in 2019 to 21%
  • system allows easy access to city down from 64% in 2018 to 50%
  • Stormwater management satisfaction down from 62% in 2018 to 36%

These appalling results are not just about the Mayor. It reflects on the Council as a whole.

The questions Councillors should be asking is what changes are they willing to make to turn this decline around.

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