Look at ledger

IT is interesting to see all the good work listed to justify the proposed rate increases. Many ratepayers would like to see the other side of the ledger.

For example, what is the percentage of total expenditure allocated to salaries, and how that relates to salary expenditure 10 years ago?

What was the percentage increase in the number of ratepayers over this period (principally due to the massive strata titling that has taken place)?

What is the impact on concession rates for seniors?

Is there a measure of how efficiently our city rates are spent?

KARL KELERS, Alfred Cove.