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Dave Cull’s cat platform nuts

Published: Mon 10 Jul 2017 06:46 PM
Dave Cull’s cat platform nuts
10 JULY 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Dunedin Mayor’s pitch to local councils in his campaign to be elected the new president of Local Government New Zealand is nuts says the Taxpayers’ Union.
“Despite the vast majority of ratepayers considering the move silly, Dave Cull wants to use ratepayers’ money to lobby the government to force cat owners to register their cats,” says Jordan Williams, the Union’s spokesperson.
“This is the ultimate in the local government trying to find expensive solutions to a problem that doesn’t exist.”
“Earlier in the month, LGNZ released its latest performance survey showing record low levels of confidence in the decision making of local government. With the so-called ‘leaders’ of the sector too busy talking about cat rangers to focus on New Zealand’s enormous infrastructure deficit, no wonder local government is in crisis.”
Note: A petition, resisting the proposals for compulsory registration of moggies, is available online at www.taxpayers.org.nz/cats_petition.
ENDS
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