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Author: Flemming H Rasmussen

Money does not grow on trees – from a concerned resident and ratepayer

I am not sure we are getting good value for our money for what we are spending. Back to Basics: We, the ratepayers and residents, pay the rates and fees. We are the customers. Council can and should not spend money we do not have (sound financial management). Know what your customers want (priorities and wishes). Know what your customers are prepared to pay for. 1. A financially illiterate council: We have a financially illiterate TCDC council making long-term decisions on our behalf, spending our money. For anyone elected as a councillor, the priority is understanding...

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