Blair Anderson, on the hustings 'canvassing for opinion'

Blair Anderson, on the hustings 'canvassing for opinion'

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Star Trust - Pathway to Reform

Ethan and Amanda, arriving for Safer Community talkfest, dissapointingly after close of submissions (28feb) on National Drug Policy.
Oh dear! Good initiative, bit late.  So it really is up to us!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Rejuvenation Eastward De-Railed?

And Rail goes West

Christchurch Transport plan... Where is the "Joined Up" thinking?
Where is the rail report informing these decisions... I seem to recall we paid a couple of million dollars for it?

Rejuvenation Eastward De-Railed? 

Where is the multi-modal climate changing "narrow" dual carriageway express transit orbiting between hubs building our rating base. 

Are we OK with our rates subsidising $100,000 to every house in the suburban green fields (there is an irony) with horizontal infrastructure (pipes)  and amenity (parks), and pretending developers haven't had a play in that unsustainable solution? And all while pretending this is all about fostering investment on the inside of the Four Avenues. 

The arteries of the City define where it can grow and where it will die. No arteries to the Heart and it will die too. 

This is the time to be defining the smarter, quieter, healthier steel wheel network.  Internalise the benefits. Roll it out ourselves. Hub to Hub at 500 meters of climate changing social infrastructure laid - Overnight. Every Night. 

[Note too: It takes Two Months to just repair 500M of road.... ] 

When coupled with promotion of routes where significant volumes of car traffic can be attracted, commercial schemes become practical. Here the operating surplus can be used to fund part or even all of the capital investment. This would be a win-win situation, where public authorities can benefit from having new light rail schemes in their areas, without the cost or trouble of having to promote them. TRAM Power Ltd. is working with a number of local authorities which are interested in having privately promoted and funded light rail or tramway schemes.

Blair Anderson, CHCH EAST
(House of Representatives social ecology candidate advocating Just Another Mild Green Initiative )

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Drug substitution SAFER

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Seattle follows Christchurch (a little bit)

You have to just love the childproof containers, first included in New Zealand's world class R18 Restricted Substances Regulations. Pity we are too stupidly bound to the UN Conventions to think beyond synthetic solutions.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Debate! What debate?

There is an election. So lets begin the process.... open and sincere debate on the hustings. / Blair

Friday, August 16, 2013

Campaign for A Smart City Begins

Introducing your Mayoral Candidate, Blair Anderson: “Smart City, Clever People”. This is Mr Anderson's fourth tilt for your City Governance head of the table, with a public face on many social issues and experienced advocate for health promotion, fiscal responsibility, education, civic growth management, traffic and transportation, public safety and community wellbeing he expects to poll well Mr Anderson has a track record of leadership in innovative thinking especially around urban enhancement and social capital with a bottom up approach to whole of city restorative processes with transparency and accountability. see Bringing Science, Technology and Evidence to Public Policy.... addressing air quality, climate mitigation, alcohol and other drugs, energy efficiency and more, such that the ChCh PRESS said of your mayoral candidate in 2007, “brings a bewildering array of science and social knowledge” to the table. Mr Anderson is a Lead proponent of Barkerton Park, a rejuvenate rates neutral project of local, regional and national importance to wellbeing and social capital. Google it!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Let the Battle (for mind share) begin.

As a contester in the upcoming local body Christchurch  Mayoral election, one can be forgiven for thinking the media have commenced their play in determining who is elected.

No one has yet registered with the electoral office.

It may yet come down to the difference between the 'serious contenders' where the lightweights make the difference. Media forget this....

In all likelihood, this candidate may well be the only person who has contested Christchurch East in National and Local Body elections, and contested the City mayoralty before. (three times)

I am looking forward to applying to the electoral commission for the "serious contenders" only  forms to fill in.

Let the good times roll......

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