It seems we are reliant upon Councillor Penny Webster's ability as a politican to represent us and to muster the votes from other Councillors to get more sealing done. Lets see if she's a strong enough leader. Seems she holds all the key positions within Len's committee's to do this if she tried.
Great to see Greg Sayers getting in "boots and all" and going the extra mile. That's what we want from all our locally elected people. Good to see the Local Board is behind getting more money for roads. Road sealing, foot paths and regular road maintenance are all important issues to be solved for our area.
Good luck to the Councillor. It's not going to be easy with her boss wanting her to support diverting so much money from Rodney into his desired city projects!
nothing will happen if people don't start talking with their feet.
Say it to Sayers - Keep fighting 4 us Greg Sayers. Your're doing a great job along with all your Rodney Local Board mates. Is Penny supporting you all by actually asking the Mayor for the $100M yet?
Great to see a postive campaign. Haven't seen one of those before fighting for us. You've got my support! Good luck.
Keep up the good work. Rodney has been screwed over the Supercity and we need change and fast!
Thank you Seal Rodney Roads. Thank you for going in to bat for us little guys. :-)
Yeah. This is great stuff. Go - Seal Rodney Roads!!!
Chris Lewis is spot on. These roads are killiers. I want my kids and wife to be safe and so why can't some of our rates be spent on our road.
Penny Webster needs to front up and expalin how she claims to be for Rodney, yet holds the most important positions as Chair of Finance and also Deputy Chair of Budgets yet we are getting completely screwed over. Now my rates have gone up to add insult to injury. Thanks for the "snow job" of acting in our best interest Webster. I'm over you saying you are making a change for us. You're not. Things are getting worse and you blame Government or the Local Board or your colleauges for your non-delivery. Ps: I note you sealed zero kilometers of roads while you were Mayor. You say you care - but that's bull.
nicely put howard!
The comment about school buses, families and tankers all having near misses is true. It happens regularly. Is safety and our health second to Auckland CBD's economic investment? The answer is "Yes!".
Once again Ahuroa Road is deteriorating by the day, with new potholes/craters opening daily. This road is just not safe!
We know that Brown & his council allies (stand up Webster) have stripped all council bodies (including Auckland Transport) of capital budgets in order to protect Brown's pet project (CRL).
A challenge for David Warburton (CEO), Greg Edmonds (COO) & Lester Levy (Chairman of AT) is for them to drive Ahuroa Road at night in their own cars unaided by local knowledge. Then tell us why we and our families' lives are put at risk daily!
Rob Gibson is onto it! .... but "they" just don't see rural road sealing as a priority. What will change that ... more to it, what will change Council's mind to make road sealing a priority project? I'm angry!
Hera, sadly, there is only one event that will get the politicians and their minions to act. However, a tragedy/fatality that becomes some statistics should not be what it takes to get these people to spend our money where it needs to be spent.
Like you the situation we & our families face daily makes me angry.
As the weather dries out Ahuroa Rd (badly potholed by the rains), new potholes continue to open and existing ones merge to form large craters. However, ATs budget for road sealing has been all but stripped and has funds only for emergency repairs.
So the words of the likes of Webster are nothing but....(you put in your own descriptive phrase). Here is hoping that Brown & Webster will be unemployed by the end of October 2016.