Steve: Maybe my previous post was slightly harsh but if …

Comment on Price wants council to do better than basics by Dave.

Steve: Maybe my previous post was slightly harsh but if things go up such as power expenses, payroll expenses and the like go down.
Governments and businesses have done this before, it is not new. I ask why the council didn’t do this and don’t really want to meet about it, I am just making a point on a forum.
BTW, I also get that you to have agreement of the council to get things done. So getting some sometimes isn’t that simple, perhaps my post was and is directed at the whole council.

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Price wants council to do better than basics
Steve: We don’t have to discuss the rates. What’s the point, they won’t go up.
Everything goes up but 6% a year doesn’t usually happen in the real world.
Long council discussions were held but the rates go up and of course you still get paid.
The council can set its own increase and is not exposed to the commercial reality like most businesses as price increases lose customers.
Well, hang on you may lose customers – doesn’t matter, just increase the rates to the existing ratepayers to cover the shortfall.

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