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Food Resilience Not Council Business

The Dunedin City Council is considering new spending on “Food Resilience“.
With the Council’s current financial situation, it should be limiting spending to it’s core responsibilities.   This is certainly the intent of the revised purpose for local government:
“to meet the current and future needs of communities for good-quality local infrastructure, local public services, and performance of regulatory functions in a way that is most cost-effective for households and businesses”.
Currently, markets and supermarkets and home and community gardens are providing a variety and supply of food to Dunedin which has never been better.
If groups or businesses in the City wish to support or profit from new food initiatives, then they should join together and do so without ratepayers having to pay for Councillors or Council staff to become involved.
Also see What if? Dunedin… and ODT


  1. al al Post author | January 30, 2014

    The Council are proposing to spend $22,000 on this

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