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Author: Maggie Johnson

Bias in the LTP: “Enough is enough”

I welcome your recent ‘Speaking Up on the LTP’ content, though not always the bias existing among many contributors. In his plea for fair play from TCDC (Inf. 9/4) Murray Ward made some salient points re the spending of our rates dollars in the current LTP, where projects will soon be ’fixed’ (pun intended!) for another 10 years. The points addressing general inequalities (i.e. continued steep rate rises vis-a-vis limited perceived benefit to locals; the notable bias towards industrial & commercial ratepayers, who crucially can deduct rates for tax purposes, unlike the rest of us!) are excellent,...

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