Politician of the Week – Julie Hardaker

Julie Hardaker is copping flak from people who like to spend other?peoples?money, she is standing strong:

Ms Hardaker urged councillors not to back down from the first of 22 areas in which they have committed to save $14.5 million in the next three years.

“Get real people,” she said. “Don’t falter … I’m imploring you to stick to the game plan or the community won’t thank us.”

She said it was time for the council to cease being the only provider of community services and grants and and to work alongside other agencies.

Pity Len Brown can’t do the same with Auckland’s out of control spending.