Re: Re: cork city boundary extension
I would imagine that the loss of territory is seen by county councillors as an attack on the gravy train that is commercial rates. Not that rates will decline mind you….simply that it will be the city council that gets its mitts on them! Rates and development levies seem to be the last source of income for our councils, and since businesses don’t vote, they are a target that can be squeezed ’till there is nothing left.
Obviously, I hope the city boundaries are enlarged to reflect reality and that spatial planning and public transport are given the priority they deserve.
And as for Napoleon, if only we had someone with his planning foresight running the show rather than the Noel O’ Flynn’s of this world 🙁