Published February 22, 2020 3:29PM
What do you think about the Gisborne District Council wanting to increase rates by 6.4 percent for 55 percent of ratepayers? The other 45 percent, mostly rural ratepayers, face a less than 5% increase.
Paul Brodin: 'I'm fine with it as long as the city and facilities we use are improved and (they)fix infrastructure.'
Jess Waide: 'I don't think it's fair. My mum won't be happy about it.'
Michelle Rennie: 'I think we already pay enough rates. They don't need to increase it.'
Andrew Appleby: 'Why? What has all the money been spent on? Where's the pool upgrade?'
Tee Wells: 'I think in the long run it is a good thing. It grows our city. It might sting ratepayers to begin with.'
Sam Reckas: 'I don't own a property but a friend does. It's disgusting because wages don't cover the influx of changes to bills.'
Adam Simperingham: 'In Wainui we don't get water or have proper sewerage. GDC should work to provide those things before considering a rate increase.'
Clardia Aishkova: 'I don't think it's necessary.'
Guy Baker: 'I think the percentage is too high. A lot is spent by GDC and the ratepayer picks up the cost.'
James Blackburn: 'What additional services or facilities will we be getting in return?'