Perhaps it’s me at fault.
Or perhaps some people (BS experts*) in high office have ideas just too grandiose for reality—
HWCP Management Limited – a joint venture between council-owned Invercargill City Property Limited and H.W. Richardson Group – this month revealed its plans to build a massive retail, apartment and office development in the inner city block consisting of Esk, Dee, Tay and Kelvin streets.
The ambitious transformation of the Invercargill CBD may cost close to $100 million and see the demolition of the majority of buildings in the block, to make way for the new development, O’Donnell said.
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More and more I’m beginning to like the American idea of civic ‘leaders’ being voted in and out of office. Coupled with it I like the idea that elections should be for much briefer periods in office with a Damoclean sword hanging at all times over the incumbents’ heads—if they don’t suit us, vote the buggers out! (And make them pay their own bills.)
how could the expenditure ever be justified? A hundred million bucks may be small change to some folks but in Kiwiland it’s Big Bikkies.
—Invercargill is not (R) not the b-all and end-all of existence. It is merely the large pimple on the buttocks of New Zealand. It’s not even (as some locals believe) the world’s southernmost city—but it can justifiably hold to being the home of the world’s southernmost Starbucks. Wow!
—but when reality kicks in it’s very rarely that the BSers* in high office ever feel the pain. They get their jollies spending the hard-earned monies of the quiet productive classes, but
if when they goof: so what?
* BS being ambiguous in this instance—the traditional meaning, or if you wish ‘Big Spender’ (actually in this instance the terms are synonymous).