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Latest podcast episodes about councillors

Live95 Limerick Today Podcasts
Councillors vote on rate for Limerick's Local Property Tax

Live95 Limerick Today Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 13:54


Cllr Olivia O'Sullivan was among the voters. She joins Joe in the studio to discuss. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Kerry Today
Councillors Stand Firm on Wind Farm Restrictions – September 27th, 2022

Kerry Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022


Yesterday Kerry County Councillors rejected Minister Darragh O’Brien’s request that they change their windfarm policy as it relates to the new County Development Plan. Councillors voted to restrict further wind farm development in Kerry and limit it to the Kilgarvan area. Jerry speaks to councillors Charlie Farrelly and Michael Foley.

#BHN Big Hairy News
#BHNDunedin | Ep7 | Lee Vandervis for Dunedin City Mayor

#BHN Big Hairy News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 97:48


#BHNDunedin | Ep7 | Lee Vandervis for Dunedin City Mayor Candidate Statement My principal place of residence is in the Dunedin City Council area. I am also standing for Councillor. As your independent Mayor free from Old-Boy or Party-Political pressures, I will fight to keep our $3 billion 3 Waters assets from Government/Iwi takeover, keep our One-Way traffic flowing, optimise more parking and ensure that Councillors know what most people want with regular informal referendums. I will promote Vibrant Dunedin and use my long Councillor and business experience to attract investment, get real returns from Council Companies, stop rates and debt increases of $100 million annually, defer $100 million+ of planned cycleways through George st, Princes st, Uni etc, and get progress on stalled decisions like Stadium use, Unitary Council, Sammy's, Mayfair Theatre, and Taieri Gorge Railway (that has been costing us $2.5 million annually just to mothball). Dunedin's glorious past shows that we can have a glorious future if we: encourage development rather than retreat (as with South Dunedin), open smaller easier contracts to everyone, and ensure Democratic decisions.

RTÉ - Morning Ireland
Councillors in Kerry reject request to change their wind policy

RTÉ - Morning Ireland

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 6:45


Aoife Thornton, Fine Gael Councillor on Kerry County Council, on the decision not to comply with a ministerial request on the wind turbine policy.

Update@Noon
Chaos as Ditsobotla Councillors take legal route in challenge against dissolution of council

Update@Noon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 4:55


The Ditsobotla Councillors, have taken a legal route to challenge the dissolution of their council and the appointment of the Administrator. They are questioning the motive of government, because, they believe they do not meet the legislative criteria to be dissolved and that the process to dissolve them, was flawed. This has put paid to the introduction of the Administrator to the municipality, which has now been put in abeyance. Jon Gericke spoke to Spokesperson for Ditsobotla Councillors, Benny Moisane

Clare FM - Podcasts
Clare Councillors Hear Calls For An Bord Pleanala To Be 'Dismantled'

Clare FM - Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 2:27


Clare Councillors have heard calls for An Bord Pleanala to be 'dismantled'. However, Ennis-based Fianna Fail Councillor Pat Daly believes An Bord Pleanala now needs to 'get its act together' in respect of a number of local projects.

Kerry Today
Protest Against Island of Geese Proposal – September 19th, 2022

Kerry Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022


James Hussey was one of the organisers of today’s protest outside Áras an Chontae, Kerry County Council’s headquarters in Tralee. Councillors voted today on whether to sell a portion of the Island of Geese site in Tralee to the Courts Service which wants to build a new courthouse there. The vote held later in the day resulted in 28 out of the 33 county councillors voting to sell it.

VLGA Connect
A complex uncoupling

VLGA Connect

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 34:00


VLGA Connect, Governance Update - Episode 299On this week's program, Chris and Steve discuss noteworthy local government happenings, including the official renaming of Moreland City Council; unauthorised use of Monash City Council's logo; a confession from a Whitehorse ratepayer; Councillors using FOI to access Council documents; and much more from a big week if local government news.

Ipswich Today
Ipswich councillors remain divided over direction of media policy

Ipswich Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 12:48


Ipswich councillors remain divided over the future of council's media policy first introduced under Administration. The policy has since been through the wringer with some councillors clearly trying to limit the amount of publicity afforded the mayor while boosting their own stocks in the media. In this episode I take you behind the scenes of media policies and procedures at Ipswich City Council since 2003 and what is the difference between a council policy and procedure. Published: 16 September 2022. Music: www.purple-planet.com Image: 1 Nicholas Street Ipswich Council meeting agendas and minutes: bit.ly/2JlrVKY Council meetings on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IpswichCityCouncilTV Shape your Ipswich: www.shapeyouripswich.com.au/ Ipswich Civic Centre: www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au/ Discover Ipswich: www.discoveripswich.com.au/ Ipswich Art Gallery: www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/ Studio 188: www.studio188.com.au/ Nicholas Street Precinct: www.nicholasst.com.au/ Picture Ipswich: www.pictureipswich.com.au/

The Alfred Daily
The Alfred Daily – 16th September 2022

The Alfred Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 58:22


On The Alfred Daily Today: Shaftesbury what's ons Safer for shoppers? Bus companies back one-way High Street travel Councillors support bespoke house for disabled Shaftesbury woman View from the Hill - Colwyn Bay visitors to Shaftesbury Singing bowl session leader says the music helped him beat ME Local makers wanted for Shaftesbury High Street harvest market Shaftesbury street scenes displayed in Arts Centre exhibition Home buying Q&A with Shaftesbury estate agent Matt Boatwright Soundscapes

RNZ: Morning Report
Christchurch mayor on council voting against density rules

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 5:51


Christchurch City Council is digging its heels in over the density rules that the Government wants the main cities to adopt. Under the new rules, the Garden City would be expected to allow three-storey residences to be thrown up in many parts of town. Councillors, who were supposed to be submitting their own plans for how they would comply with the new law, are instead saying they want the government to reconsider how the law might best be applied in a heritage city such as Christchurch. But the government could also dig its heels in, too, putting it at loggerheads with the local leadership of the country's second-largest city, currently led by a respected former Labour cabinet minister. Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel spoke to Guyon Espiner.

OceanFM Ireland
Leitrim councillors clash over who pays for Local Improvement Schemes

OceanFM Ireland

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 12:12


There was heated debate on the NWT show between Leitrim councillors Enda McGloin and Des Guckian over the requirement for householders and landowners to make a contribution to Local Improvement Schemes. Cllr Guckian has condemned the requirement as immoral

RNZ: Morning Report
Hamilton city councillors complain about transport spending

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 4:15


Hamilton isn't getting a fair share of the national transport spending. That's according to Hamilton city councillors Sarah Thomson and Dave Macpherson. Hamilton's population is growing at a rate of 2.1 percent, higher than Auckland or Wellington, but it gets less funding than the two major centres. Thomson spoke to Corin Dann.

#BHN Big Hairy News
#BHNDunedin | Ep4 | Sophie Barker for Dunedin City Mayor

#BHN Big Hairy News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 85:32


Candidate Statement My principal place of residence is in the Dunedin City Council area. I am also standing for Mayor. Sensible, Strategic, Smart. Integrity. Real-world Experience. Empathetic. Practical. Public-spirited. Analytical. Dunedin needs strong sensible leadership, both inspiring and realistic. As a current Independent Councillor, I'm dedicated to ensuring that we're accountable, action orientated, listen to and advocate for our community. I want to create a more prosperous and liveable city for all of us. My background in business, tourism, heritage, environmental and council enables me to continue to contribute strongly to wise decision making. Dunedin needs Councillors with real skills and insights evaluating options to make good, evidence-based decisions. My focus is on value-for-money rates, investment, and delivering goals, especially on waste, climate change, transport, as well as economic, social, environmental and cultural wellbeing. Experience: Commerce Degree Economics , Management - Award winning family business Larnach Castle; Dunedin City Council Economic Development Unit, charitable conservation trust; voluntary governance roles. Three years DCC Councillor. RMA Commissioner.

Update@Noon
City of Johannesburg to implement lifestyle audits on all its councillors and senior executives

Update@Noon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 8:21


The City of Johannesburg says in a fight against corruption, it will begin conducting lifestyle audits on all its councillors and senior executives. The initiative which begins this month, has been championed by the city's multi-party coalition government under the mayorship of DA councillor, Dr Mpho Phalatse. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to MMC for Group Corporate and Shared Services at the City of Johannesburg, Leah Knott

The Midday Report with Mandy Wiener
ActionSA Joburg Leadership to brief media on Council Developments and IFP and ACDP said that they would be taking disciplinary action against councillors who voted to oust Joburg City Council Speaker Vasco da Gama on Thursday.

The Midday Report with Mandy Wiener

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 6:24


Guests: Funzi Ngobeni ActionSA Caucus leader in Johannesburg Alco Ngobese, Cllr IFP Gauteng Provincial Secretary.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Common Weal Policy Podcast
Episode #139 - Powering People

The Common Weal Policy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 68:37


Episode 139 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week Craig talks to Common Weal's Robin McAlpine about the energy transition that Scotland needs to go through if we are to meet our obligation to avert the climate emergency. Scotland is in many ways in an envious position with rich resources and potential for decarbonising our energy needs. Robin discusses how we do that to each of Scotland's three main energy uses - Electricity, Transport and Heat - and why The oil and gas sector are actively hindering rather than supporting the required transition and why Scottish and UK Government energy policies fall far short of the required goals.You can read Craig's article about the oil sector post-fossil fuels here.You can sign up to Common Weal's weekly newsletter here.Please contact your local MP, MSPs and Councillors using the tools at Write To Them. Send them a copy of Common Weal's Common Home Plan and ask them when they will adopt it and start enacting their part in it.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: https://commonweal.scot/product-category/support-us/The Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail as well as other major policy stories in and around Scotland so if there are any topics that you would like to see covered or if you have an interesting policy story to tell and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Craig at craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show

Clare FM - Podcasts
Fears Clare People Will Be Wrapping Up In Coats And Blankets This Winter

Clare FM - Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 20:06


It's feared many people in Clare will be wrapping up in coats and blankets in their homes this winter in an attempt to stay warm. Former Independent Town Councillor Michael Guilfoyle says he's disappointed that Councillors and TDs are not doing more, saying he's baffled as to where people will find the money to cover costs.

Canterbury Mornings with Chris Lynch
John MacDonald: What is the Christchurch City Council thinking?

Canterbury Mornings with Chris Lynch

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 5:18


Do you think the Christchurch City Council should make it easier or more difficult for you to drive your car into the central city? From what we're seeing, it looks like it's setting out to make it more difficult with what a couple of city councillors are describing as “radical initiatives”, including congestion charges and road tolls. Councillors are deciding whether or not to publicly release what's known as the “Draft Christchurch Transport Plan”. Apparently, city council staff don't want it released right now because they think it could be taken out of context. And they've been pushing for it not to be released until sometime after the upcoming local body elections, because it's going to be the new council that will decide whether or not the plan goes anywhere. But two councillors - Aaron Keown and Phil Mauger - are saying that's rubbish, and they want it released before the local body elections because they say it talks about “new and radical initiatives”. That's a direct quote - “new and radical initiatives”. Phil Mauger thinks the objective of the transport plan is to take the city “towards no cars of any sort”. According to him and Cr Keown, not only does the draft plan include congestion charges and road tolls, it also proposes charging parking fees in areas where there's currently free parking; and charging fees for employers who provide carparks for staff. Sounds to me like a pretty concerted effort to stop people from taking cars into town. Personally, I think the draft plan should be released before the elections because it would mean that if you wanted to find out what your local council candidates thought about congestion charges, road tolls, and more parking fees, you could. If it isn't released and you ask them, they'll be well within their rights to say they can't discuss it because it isn't in the public domain yet. So I think Aaron Keown and Phil Mauger are right when they say it should be made public. Having said that, I also think city councillor Mike Davidson is right when he says Keown and Mauger are electioneering over this. But then show me a councillor anywhere who isn't electioneering in some way, shape or form at the moment. They're all doing it. Cr Davidson is talking about it because he runs the council's urban development and transport committee, as well as a working group that's had oversight of the transport plan's development, and he says if the council released the plan now there'd be a risk of us getting a bit confused because it's a working draft and the plan could change. He claims that it's not about removing cars but creating choice. But from where I'm sitting, what he means by creating choice is taking us to a point where we can decide whether we take our car into town and pay a congestion charge or a road toll, or catch a bus or a taxi or an Uber. Technically, yes, that's creating choice - but I think he's pushing it a bit. I also think Cr Davidson is being a little bit patronising saying we might get a bit confused if the plan's released now, because that doesn't really stack up with how the council releases draft plans all the time when it wants us to get on the consultation merry-go-round. So, nice try councillor, but that doesn't wash with me. And I don't think it'll wash with anyone. The broader question, though, is whether we think congestion charges are needed and/or wanted in Christchurch. If we're talking about the central city, I think any congestion of any sort has been created by the council itself with the cycleways and footpaths chewing up so much road space. Not to mention the number of on-street carparks that no longer exist. So if there is any congestion, it's not because of the cars - it's because of the way some roads in town are little more than two-lane alleyways. So they can forget about charging me to fix a problem they themselves have created. What's more, whenever congestion charges have been introduced in places around the world, it's been done because - as the name suggests - there is an issue with congestion. Aside from morning and evenings, I don't think there is a major problem with traffic congestion here. Certainly not on the scale to warrant a congestion charge. And as for the idea of road tolls and charging parking fees in areas where there is currently free-parking, I just don't know where this council gets off. For years, it's been banging on about attracting more people into the central city. The Central City Business Association has been crying out for support from the council to get more people into town. And, granted, the council has responded with various initiatives - mostly through its economic development arm, ChristchurchNZ. But how the council sees road tolls, congestion charges and more parking fees fitting in with that, I'll never know. Because, by their very nature, these sorts of things won't attract people to the city - they'll put people off. And I think the council needs to be told loud and clear that it's dreaming if it thinks this is what's needed.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Kerry Today
Order to Councillors: Open up Kerry to Wind Development – August 17th, 2022

Kerry Today

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022


Minister of State for Local Government Peter Burke has issued a draft direction to Kerry County Council to change maps relating to the County Development Plan in order to open up Kerry to more wind energy development. Councillors Fionnán Fitzgerald and Jackie Healy-Rae are not happy. Councillors voted to restrict wind farm development in the new County Development Plan last month.

Ungagged!
Interview with Glasgow City Councillors Pt1 - Elaine Gallagher - SGP

Ungagged!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 52:11


RNZ: Morning Report
Christchurch City Council involved in fluoridation stoush

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 3:26


Christchurch City Council is doing all it can to avoid an estimated $63 million bill to fluoridate the city's water. The Ministry of Health has set its sights on fluoridating 100 percent of public water sources, with the first 14 councils told to take action last month. Otautahi's bill is eye-wateringly high because it has 50 separate sources - more than any other region. Councillors have already voted to not pay a cent towards the big price tag and are investigating if they can avoid water fluoridation altogether. Niva Chittock reports.

Today with Claire Byrne
‘Mattress amnesty': Dublin councillors want bulky waste collections to return

Today with Claire Byrne

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 9:36


Claire Downey, Head of Housing Policy Research and Development for Dublin City Council, Niall Ring, Independent Councillor at Dublin City Council

Fight Back with Libby Znaimer
Is Privatizing In Healthcare a Good Idea in Ontario?

Fight Back with Libby Znaimer

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 52:16


Libby Znaimer is joined by Lauren O'Neil, Senior News Editor of BlogTO, Councillor James Pasternak (Ward 6 York Centre) and Councillor Brad Bradford (Ward 19 Beaches East York). Today: There's plenty to talk about here in Toronto. First, we look at City Council where at least 7 Councillors are not going to be seeking re-election in October including veterans like Mike Layton, Denzil Minnan-Wong and others. So, what will the future of Toronto City Council look like? In other Toronto news, we take a closer look at the ongoing feud between cyclists and pedestrians in the city's popular High Park. And, now cyclists are expressing anger for feeling harassed by police who are cracking down on speeders in the park. And, finally, we've learned what the Ford government's strong mayoral powers will entail. ---- UNIFOR ELECTS NEW LEADER Libby Znaimer is now joined by Dr. Rafael Gomez, an associate professor of employment relations at the University of Toronto. This week: Now we turn to an historic election at Canada

Design Feeling
Building a mental health app with Courtney Carlsson

Design Feeling

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 49:25 Transcription Available


#016 Councillors, therapy, meditation - Courtney Carlsson tried them all but what she needed was a structure to ask herself deliberate questions consistently to learn more about herself. Courtney is a CEO and Founder of the mental health app Paradym which she started after battling with her own mental health challenges. Courtney shares her personal journey of self-awareness and how she build Paradym, working with experts from around the world.In this episode:The importance of asking yourself deliberate questions consistentlyWhat causes burnout and how to avoid and address itHow to use feelings to build habitsReframing how you see any situationShownotesAccess your 1-month free discount to the Paradym apphttps://www.designfeeling.co/feeling22or go the Paradym website and use the code ‘feeling22'https://theparadym.com/Courtney on LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/courtneycarlsson/Courtney on instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/courtcarlssonCourtney on Twitterhttps://www.twitter.com/courtcarlssonParadym on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/theparadymParadym on Twitterhttps://www.twitter.com/_theparadym_Episode 4 with Dr. Zorana Ivcevic Pringlehttps://www.designfeeling.co/6Show creditsIllustrations by Isa Vicentehttps://www.instagram.com/isadezgz/Music by Brad Porterhttps://prtr.co/

RNZ: Morning Report
Ngāi Tahu gets right to appoint ECan councillors

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 3:38


Ngāi Tahu will get guaranteed representation and decision-making powers on Canterbury's regional council. A Bill ensuring two Ngāi Tahu members sit on the council passed its third reading in Parliament last night. The iwi and council say it's been a long-time coming - but National is crying foul. Political reporter Giles Dexter has more.  

RNZ: Morning Report
New programme hopes to support first time Māori councillors

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 3:37


Māori councillors have detailed the torrents of abuse and racism they face in their role. It's something Local Government New Zealand says it has to confront as it tries to make councils more diverse. Its new programme Te Āhuru Mōwai aims to provide a safe space and support for first time Māori councillors. Ashleigh McCaull reports  

Information Morning Moncton from CBC Radio New Brunswick (Highlights)

Fredericton's mobility committee plans to take city council for an e-scooter ride, to help with drafting possible regulations for scooter use on the city's trails. Khalil Akhtar talks to councillor Bruce Grandy, chair of the city's mobility committee.

Information Morning Saint John from CBC Radio New Brunswick (Highlights)

Fredericton's mobility committee plans to take city council for an e-scooter ride, to help with drafting possible regulations for scooter use on the city's trails. Khalil Akhtar talks to councillor Bruce Grandy, chair of the city's mobility committee.

Information Morning Fredericton from CBC Radio New Brunswick (Highlights)

Fredericton's mobility committee plans to take city council for an e-scooter ride, to help with drafting possible regulations for scooter use on the city's trails. Khalil Akhtar talks to councillor Bruce Grandy, chair of the city's mobility committee.

Clare FM - Podcasts
Clare Fine Gael TD Not Concerned By Drop In Opinion Polls

Clare FM - Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 5:40


The Tánaiste is visiting Clare today. Leo Varadkar is officially opening the Future Mobility Campus in Shannon and is visiting Ardnacrusha Power Station. The Fine Gael leader is also holding private meetings with his party's TD's, Senators, Councillors and membership in the county this afternoon, where local representative will have the opportunity to raise concerns. Clarecastle TD Joe Carey has been telling Clare FM's Rebecca O'Sullivan that their latest slip in the latest Irish Times / Ipsos poll may be discussed but that he isn't phased by the results.

Clare FM - Podcasts
West Clare Councillor Fearful Housing Delivery Will Be Hamstrung By Limiting Population Growth

Clare FM - Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 4:33


It's feared the county's delivery of housing will be hamstrung by limits placed on Clare's population growth. Councillors are currently in the midst of putting together a County Development Plan for Clare for the next six years, however, the delivery of housing and services will be dictated by population. The current government strategy means plans for Clare can only be formed based on a projected growth of nearly 10% above the 2016 figures up to 2029, however, preliminary census figures show Clare has already seen a population growth of 7.2%. Kilkee Fianna Fáil Councillor Cillian Murphy is concerned that unless this is reviewed, Clare will only be allowed to expand by 3,000 people over the course of six years.

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
Lianne Dalziel: $683 million stadium gets the green light

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 4:40


Christchurch's Mayor is welcoming the decision to continue its city stadium project.Councillors today voted to sign a fixed-price $683 million contract to build the multi-use Te Kaha arena.Thirteen voted for, and three against.Mayor Lianne Dalziel joined Andrew Dickens to discuss the background behind the decision. LISTEN ABOVESee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

RNZ: Checkpoint
Christchurch councillors give stadium plan the green light

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 3:50


Christchurch councillors have given the green light to build a multi-use arena, that's been 10 years in the making. The fierce debate over Te Kaha, has centred around its price tag - which is $683 million. The project board negotiated a fixed-price contract for the 30,000 seat multi-use arena, following a $150 million budget blowout. Peter Morrison from Hospitality New Zealand took a creative approach.   

Anime Jam Session
#551: And Now Something Completely Different.

Anime Jam Session

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 80:05


We mourn the passing of Kazuki Takahashi, Yu-Gi-Oh! mangaka... Also, the peggies go on indefinite hiatus, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury prologue to debut at San Diego Comic-Con International, Kobato Miku 小鳩ミク of BAND-MAID posts solo project and anime, and Ken Akamatsu, Love Hina mangaka is elected to the House of Councillors?! Meanwhile in Japan, a man is arrested for drying women's underwear at someone else's house, a company uses hit points to help with support of their employees, Toy Story themed camper van up for grabs in a lottery, and new Pokémon clothing that glow with camera flash? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/animejamsession/support

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
Sara Templeton: Fixed price contract finally on offer ahead of city council vote on controversial Chch arena

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 4:54


Detailed reports on the future of Christchurch's stalled stadium have been made public -including the successful negotiation of fixed-price contract for its construction.And it has emerged that if the project is stopped, $40 million in "sunk costs" will be lost entirely and the budget will rise further if there is any pause on the build.The Christchurch City Council today confirmed the total budget for the project will sit at $683 million.Rates in the city will need to increase by 1.24 per cent to cover the cost of what the CCC will need to borrow to fund the project.In 2010 and 2011 the Christchurch quakes irreparably damaged AMI Stadium - formerly Lancaster Park.The plan to create a covered multi-use arena was put forward by a Government panel in 2012.That plan detailed how both local and central government would foot the bill.The projected cost was $470 million.But that rose to $533m, and in recent months the Christchurch City Council revealed the proposed design for the stadium, Te Kaha, had blown its budget again.The cost then spiked to $683m - with the $150m increase being blamed on rising international costs in materials and construction.The price hike sparked a public consultation last month and the CCC received 30,000 public submissions about the project.Of those, 77 per cent of people were in favour of meeting the extra costs.A further 8 per cent supported a pause and re-evaluate approach and 15 per cent wanted a complete halt to the stadium's construction.Councillors will decide on the stadium's future at a meeting on Thursday morning.The options are to invest the additional $150m to enable the project to continue as planned, stop the project altogether or pause and re-evaluate it.Today the design and construction submission for Te Kaha - on which councillors will base their decision - was revealed. An artist's impression of plans for Christchurch's multi-use arena, Te Kaha. The City Council will make a decision on next steps this week. Image / SuppliedTe Kaha Project Delivery Limited chairman Barry Bragg said today that a "major issue" had been that the lead contractor BESIX Watpac had been "unwilling" to provide a fixed price "because of the volatility in the commodities market"."We were concerned that would leave the council and the ratepayers of Christchurch exposed to the risk of further cost escalations and that is not something we were willing to accept," Bragg said today."The board has been working through the risks with BESIX Watpac and they have now submitted a revised design and construction submission that provides a fixed price."The Board has thoroughly reviewed the new submission and obtained independent legal advice on it."It is now in a position to make a recommendation to the council that it enters into a Design and Construct contract."Bragg said based on the new contract he was confident the arena could be delivered for a total budget of $682 million."That figure includes sufficient contingency to cover any issues that might emerge during the build," he explained."The fixed price means that if the council decides on Thursday it wants to proceed, ratepayers will be protected from any further cost increases."The CCC will need to add $150 million to its current budget for the arena if it decides to sign the contract this week."Consultation with the public shows 77 per cent of the submitters support the council doing that," said Bragg.A further report to be provided to councillors before the meeting and vote shows the financial implications of increasing the budget.Bragg said assuming the CCC borrowed the additional money, rates would need to increase by a net 1.24 per cent. Plans for Christchurch's multi-use arena, Te Kaha. Image / Supplied"For the average residential property, that means they will have to...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Clare FM - Podcasts
Councillors In Clare Receiving Hourly Calls From People In Need Of Housing

Clare FM - Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 16:30


Councillors in Clare are receiving hourly calls from people in desperate need of housing. It comes as the housing crisis dominated much of this month's meeting of Clare County Council.

New Books in British Studies
Colin Copus, "In Defence of Councillors" (Manchester UP, 2021)

New Books in British Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 62:20


In Defence of Councillors (Manchester UP, 2021) is an unashamed defence of local representative democracy and of those elected to serve as councillors from the often ill-informed, ill-judged and inaccurate criticism made by the media, government and public, of councillors' personal, political and professional roles. By using qualitative research from a number of related projects, the book examines the roles, functions and responsibilities of councillors and the expectations placed upon them by citizens, communities and government. It also examines the impact council membership has on other facets of the councillor's life. The book examines how councillors develop strategies to overcome the constraints and restrictions on their office so as to be able to govern their communities, balance their political and public life and democratise and hold to account a vast array of unelected bodies that spend public money and develop public policy without the electoral mandate and legitimacy held by our councillors. This interview was conducted by Dr. Miranda Melcher whose doctoral work focused on post-conflict military integration, understanding treaty negotiation and implementation in civil war contexts, with qualitative analysis of the Angolan and Mozambican civil wars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/british-studies

New Books in Political Science
Colin Copus, "In Defence of Councillors" (Manchester UP, 2021)

New Books in Political Science

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 62:20


In Defence of Councillors (Manchester UP, 2021) is an unashamed defence of local representative democracy and of those elected to serve as councillors from the often ill-informed, ill-judged and inaccurate criticism made by the media, government and public, of councillors' personal, political and professional roles. By using qualitative research from a number of related projects, the book examines the roles, functions and responsibilities of councillors and the expectations placed upon them by citizens, communities and government. It also examines the impact council membership has on other facets of the councillor's life. The book examines how councillors develop strategies to overcome the constraints and restrictions on their office so as to be able to govern their communities, balance their political and public life and democratise and hold to account a vast array of unelected bodies that spend public money and develop public policy without the electoral mandate and legitimacy held by our councillors. This interview was conducted by Dr. Miranda Melcher whose doctoral work focused on post-conflict military integration, understanding treaty negotiation and implementation in civil war contexts, with qualitative analysis of the Angolan and Mozambican civil wars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/political-science

New Books Network
Colin Copus, "In Defence of Councillors" (Manchester UP, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 62:20


In Defence of Councillors (Manchester UP, 2021) is an unashamed defence of local representative democracy and of those elected to serve as councillors from the often ill-informed, ill-judged and inaccurate criticism made by the media, government and public, of councillors' personal, political and professional roles. By using qualitative research from a number of related projects, the book examines the roles, functions and responsibilities of councillors and the expectations placed upon them by citizens, communities and government. It also examines the impact council membership has on other facets of the councillor's life. The book examines how councillors develop strategies to overcome the constraints and restrictions on their office so as to be able to govern their communities, balance their political and public life and democratise and hold to account a vast array of unelected bodies that spend public money and develop public policy without the electoral mandate and legitimacy held by our councillors. This interview was conducted by Dr. Miranda Melcher whose doctoral work focused on post-conflict military integration, understanding treaty negotiation and implementation in civil war contexts, with qualitative analysis of the Angolan and Mozambican civil wars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Public Policy
Colin Copus, "In Defence of Councillors" (Manchester UP, 2021)

New Books in Public Policy

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 62:20


In Defence of Councillors (Manchester UP, 2021) is an unashamed defence of local representative democracy and of those elected to serve as councillors from the often ill-informed, ill-judged and inaccurate criticism made by the media, government and public, of councillors' personal, political and professional roles. By using qualitative research from a number of related projects, the book examines the roles, functions and responsibilities of councillors and the expectations placed upon them by citizens, communities and government. It also examines the impact council membership has on other facets of the councillor's life. The book examines how councillors develop strategies to overcome the constraints and restrictions on their office so as to be able to govern their communities, balance their political and public life and democratise and hold to account a vast array of unelected bodies that spend public money and develop public policy without the electoral mandate and legitimacy held by our councillors. This interview was conducted by Dr. Miranda Melcher whose doctoral work focused on post-conflict military integration, understanding treaty negotiation and implementation in civil war contexts, with qualitative analysis of the Angolan and Mozambican civil wars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/public-policy

Clare FM - Podcasts
Chair Of Clare Pyrite Action Group Hits Out At Local Councillors Claiming Lack Of Support

Clare FM - Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 9:23


The Chair of the Clare Pyrite Action Group has hit out at this county's councillors, claiming there's a lack of support for homeowners' cause. Crusheen resident and founder of the Clare Pyrite Action Group, Dr. Martina Cleary, says her home hasn't been visited by local representatives in two years.

Clare FM - Podcasts
Clare Councillors Say Fit For Purpose Redress Scheme Vital For Homeowners Affected By Pyrite

Clare FM - Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 16:27


An East Clare Councillor insists it's vital that all stakeholders work together to ensure a fit for purpose redress scheme is up and running quickly so that homeowners affected by pyrite who've been "suffering in silence" are compensated. It follows criticism from the Chair of the Clare Pyrite Action Group, who's hit out at local Councillors for failing to support their cause. Councillors have refuted this.

The Ray Hadley Morning Show: Full Show
Councillors overturn vote to restore Pisasale bridge name

The Ray Hadley Morning Show: Full Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 6:19


Ipswich Council has overturned its decision to re-name a bridge and a road that was named after jailed sex offender and former mayor Paul Pisasale.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

OceanFM Ireland
Feelings running high as councillors vote on Cairns Road housing development

OceanFM Ireland

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 10:39


There are strongly divided opinions as members of Sligo County Council vote today on whether to approve a new housing development at Cairns Hill. Objectors claim the development is located on unopened historic neolithic tombs in the area - listeners David and Leo are on opposing sides

Today with Claire Byrne
Should we introduce maternity leave for councillors?

Today with Claire Byrne

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 10:22


Peter Burke, Minister of State for Local Government, Joanna Tuffy, Labour Councillor

Highlights from Newstalk Breakfast
Should councillors be entitled to maternity leave?

Highlights from Newstalk Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 7:35


County councillors who become pregnant will be able to avail of maternity leave under plans expected to be signed off at Cabinet this week. Minister of State Peter Burke is expected to bring the amendments to the Local Government Act to Cabinet today after they were deferred last week. Joining Aideen to discuss this was Labour Party Councillor Joanna Tuffy and Hazel Chu, Former Lord Mayor of Dublin.

Kerry Today
Are Councillors Undermining Climate Action? – June 27th, 2022

Kerry Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022


The Peak Daily
Banned straws

The Peak Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 10:20


Get your metal straws and tote bags ready, because the age of single-use plastic items is coming to an end in Canada as the federal government rolls out its long-anticipated plan to ban disposable plastic items like bags, cutlery, and containers. Canadian summer camps are struggling to find enough camp counsellors to meet the end-of-school-year rush. Running low on natural gas imported from Russia, European countries are turning to coal in a bid to lower energy prices and avoid shortages. The Peak Daily is produced by 306 Media Productions. Hosted by Brett Chang and Jay Rosenthal.

RTÉ - Morning Ireland
Proposed maternity and family leave for county councillors

RTÉ - Morning Ireland

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 4:54


Racheal Batten, Artane/Whitehall based Dublin city councillor, discusses the maternity and family leave legislation for county councillors, which will be brought before cabinet today.