Apparently the staff of the Marlborough District council have more integrity than the councillors, because the tip line has been running hot with stories about the council running publicly excluded meetings to push through the funding for the $24m Library in Blenheim.
Mayor Sowman and the councillors are trying hush this up, so Mayor Sowman can benevolently endow another expensive vanity project on the ratepayers of Marlborough without giving them a chance to complain.
Or a chance to vote out the pro “World Class” $24m Library councillors at the upcoming election.
Can anyone in Marlborough tell us why $24m should be spent on a library when book sales are falling rapidly and more and more people are using devices like Kindles or iPads to read?
And can anyone tell us why the council staff have to leak to ensure the voting public know about the $24m Library, something that should be the focal point of the election campaign, especially after the monumental cost overruns associated with the “World Class” Theatre?