Leighton Smith: Councils should forget cycle lanes and get back to basics

Author
Leighton Smith,
Section
Opinion,
Publish Date
Monday, 10 September 2018, 10:18AM
The cycle lanes are a prime example of councils telling us how we should live. Photo / NZ Herald

This morning we found out, thanks to the taxpayers union, that there are almost 5000 people in this country working for councils and earning more than $100,000 a year.


By the way, if you go a little bit higher and go to people earning more than $200,00 a year, you will find that number is a substantial percentage of that.


Newstalk ZB breakfast host, Mike Hosking, is spot on. This is one of the problems with running second in the day, he gets to say what he wants and if it coincides with the way I feel I can only repeat. So let me repeat, they do not have to do all of these things. The job of a council is the basics, that is the job of a council.


When you introduce the creators into the scene, that is when the absurdity sets in. That's when the programme starts, those who have a political goal but are not interested in politics, work their way into a position of influence and power and dictate to you and me how we should live.


The cycle lanes are a prime example, you just cannot argue with it, the cycle lanes are a prime example of exactly that.

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