Call to unite against legislation attacking local democracy

The Invercargill City Council has published a full page in The Southland Times  today (30 July 2016) urging Southlanders to unite and fight against draconian legislation currently before Parliament that attacks local democracy.

The page includes an Open Letter from Mayor Tim Shadbolt to Prime Minister John Key; A call for Southland MPs and councils to unite and fight; An explanation and examples of the implications of the Better Local Services Bill; Comments from all 12 Invercargill City Councillors,  and a Council public poll that will be run on Monday 1 August from 8.30am to 5pm where people can ring in (or email or post) and give their views.