Blair Anderson, on the hustings 'canvassing for opinion'

Blair Anderson, on the hustings 'canvassing for opinion'

Sunday, April 18, 2010

First Come, STV and Water.

Bob Parker"It's a Central Government issue, Blair." Image via Wikipedia
(as commented on STUFF in reference to ECAN / Water debacle)

Some will recall the 'water' question at the 2007 Town Hall Mayoral debate. Few will recall one Mayoral candidate who pre-empted the most important issue for Canterbury backing in 'Save Our Water' for ECAN, but more importantly denounced the unseen flaw in water management - the historical legacy of the 'first come - first served' provision of the RMA. No matter who runs for and wins the golden chains or how many commissioners are at the behest of Ministerial whim, until that anomaly is fixed the resource is at grave risk.

As a third tilt Mayoral candidate  I shall continue to place reason and science before aspirational goals and misplaced ideology and hold any other candidate to a very high ethical standard by way of robust debate. Notably, in 2004 and 2007, neither Garry Moore nor Bob Parker would rise to debate 'this fellow' on any issue. Perhaps the public should be better informed and ASK media to give ALL candidates given a fair crack of the whip if only to improve the lackluster voter participation.

Single Transferable Vote would enable a this city to elect a real 'champion' with NO LESS THAN a 50% proportion of all votes cast. Such a Mayor would not treat the council of twelve with such fickle regard. And a council similarly elected under STV would be a council 'of proportional consensus' and divested of the political ideology manifest in FPP. Only by accurately reflecting the community in which it serves is a council able to deliver best practice and efficient governance.

Blair Anderson  ‹(•¿•)›

Social Ecologist 'at large'
ph nz  (643) 389 4065   nz cell 027 265 7219

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