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As Council is a Monopoly, do we get value for money

Letter to Beagle Editor

Living in Eurobodalla. In the latest colourful edition , the incumbent of the recently demoted position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the chief numbers man is no longer part of the ESC executive) makes a useful contribution to readers.

We all know our top tier of government is not very good at service delivery, and needs to utilise defence staff for simple tasks. Service delivery is more the task of State and Local government. Mr Westbury states, “our team is trying to ensure that ratepayers get value for money”. I would ask Mr Westbury, given the difficulties you have in working for a monopoly provider, do we get value for money? In the private sector competition sets a “value price”, say $4 for a cup of coffee, a little more if there is a water view. Do you or your councillors examine whether our footpaths, roundabouts, and other items delivered by council are competitive with private sector provision? Given the money sloshed around for shopper surveys and citizen juries some of us believe this is a fair question. Past and future councillors do not seem very interested in this issue. Owen Cartledge


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