Cartoon - Land Sales in Whangarei

This cartoon, drawn by Steve Pike, talks about the rising debt that the Whangarei District Council has ($161 million), and was drawn just after the submissions to the Council’s Draft Long Term Plan and Budget in May.

There are some question over the way the Whangarei District Council plans to fund the increasing debt and that was brought up in many of the submissions.  However this cartoon shows the CEO, Mark Simpson, thinking outside the box to the selling of council land, as was proposed in the Draft Long Term Plan.