Jackie Elliott to stand as 'Last Mayor of Kapiti'
"After a great deal of public support and encouragement I am pleased to announce my candidacy for what could be the last Mayor of Kapiti," says Jackie Elliott.
"I have already announced I am standing as a district wide Councillor, however I feel I am now in a position to do even more for the Kapiti Coast," says Kapiti businesswoman Ms Elliott.
"It will also be vital to protect Kapiti's local representation during those amalgamation discussions," she says.
"The fact is our council have got so much wrong and clearly leadership failures are a big part of that. I am dismayed in KCDC, as ratepayers face a possible $24.5 million bill for legal action from those affected by the Coastal Erosion Report. As this issue has unfolded, it has always been clear that there are far more prudent ways to resolve this issue, starting by removing the arbitrary lines on maps.
"I believe Kapiti needs a far more commonsense approach to its policy direction and far more transparency in it operations," says Ms Elliott.
"I am proud to have had, and continue to have, valued mentors throughout my life, from Mayor Barry Hadfield, to the likes of Joan Sherley, Selwyn Hyde, Mac Clunie and so many other good Kapiti Coasters," says Ms Elliott.
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