Comment 33076

By markwhittle (registered) - website | Posted August 29, 2009 at 11:50:45

I know the influence is real, so cutting off donations will only drive the influence further underground, where most of it (lobbying) already exists.

I recall a committee meeting where over 300 development industry representatives (Lobbyists) attended, signalling their displeasure at council proposing to raise development charges, they won a reprieve.

What this town really needs is a sheke-up at the ballot box, the voter participation rate is pathetic, to say the least.

LL, you might find the following conversation interesting.

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