Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

The Myth that the Carbon Tax will not affect Councils this year has been busted it appears.

Yes I heard on one of my brief opportunities to listen to listen to talk back radio this week that the media and therefore you were being sold a pup. Solves only one of our problems however.

As the time to approve a budget runs out we still have no knowledge as to what to factor in. The information is still, as I reported earlier this month, not forthcoming. We will therefore be forced to guess.

And when you guess the chances are we will either place an impost on ratepayers they should not have to bear and at a time they can least afford it, or we will have a budget we cannot meet. Either way we are in a no win situation.