In order to cap rate rises at 3%, substantial cuts to operational and capital budgets would be required. Somewhere across the city, someone is not going to get the footpath repair that they’ve been promised.
[This is in reference to Phil’s idea to keep rate rises at 3% – this will mean that we have to keep deferring and compromising choices. We need, instead, to think more creatively.]
Here’s the write up of Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce – debate – it provides a helpful run down of some of the key differences in policies that the city has the chance to choose between.