Monday, April 25, 2005

Know Your City Councillor. Part 2.

Sally “my sister was once Mayor” Buck.
Fendalton/Waimairi Ward.

Says little, has achieved even less. Possibly the only reason she made it onto the Council is due to her charismatic (and non speech impediment impaired) sister Vicki Buck who was a popular and well respected Mayor of Christchurch between 1989 and 1998.

To be fair Councillor Buck may be one of those quiet behind the scenes achievers, it’s just damn hard to find out what, if anything, of significance she’s actually done (apart from being a Garry Moore lapdog)

Bob “just say no” Shearing.
Riccarton/Wigram Ward

I’m not going to say much about Councillor Shearing at this stage as he’s just seven months into his first term and it’d be unfair to pass judgement on him this early. So far he’s been prominent on two issues, namely boyracers and herbal high outlets. He wants to crack down on both of them and has tried to get changes made to the Summit Road to deal with the former, and a wants a by-law to handle the latter. He appears to be very much a traditional conservative “law and order” style of politician.

Councillor Shearing has been working hand in glove a lot with Councillor Broughton as well. Their names were jointly signed to press releases regarding controls to rates rises and reinstating 52 annual rubbish bags for ratepayers. Both are members of the Independent Citizens grouping so the joint approach is not a surprise.

His website is crap too

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