I announced I’m running for the Tauranga Mayoralty on Saturday 11th May and started campaigning the following Monday.
During this past four months, I have met many hundreds of Tauranga residents and many at my ‘Community Matters’ meetings held in the suburbs.
The learning derived from this level of community engagement has confirmed for me a view I have held for some time and presents a major opportunity for our city: you - the residents of Tauranga - have the answers to most of our pressing issues.
So let’s formalise that by establishing Community Boards and, in so doing, put the decision making in your hands and reduce the number of Councillors.
I’m keen to get your thoughts on the linked article.