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Author: Don Barry

LONG TERM PLAN – every $ counts

Council asking for input on the long-term plan neatly sidesteps the issue of culture and optics. With almost 75% of TCDC voting centre right at the last election, those tea leaves shouldn’t be lost on elected officers and council team leaders irrespective of officers’ personal leanings. Every cent saved helps hundreds of households. Having a culture where asking the right questions is crucial – e.g. “What problem are we trying to solve?”, “How material is the problem to peoples’ lives”, ”What are the consequences of doing nothing?”. This approach would have saved money on beach signs, bollards...

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