Save City Care
Join Keep Our Assets Picket At CC Depot, 245 Milton St, Sydenham, Next Wednesday (March 2nd) 4.30-5.30 p.m.
2016 is local body election year (the election is in October).
Keep Our Assets Canterbury (KOA) wants the Christchurch City Council to know that the people of Christchurch will fight its shameful policy of flogging off our public assets, starting with City Care.
Just this week the Council settled its global earthquake claim with the biggest insurance settlement in New Zealand’s history (although, in fact, it only received two thirds of the amount claimed. And of that $635 million “gross” it has only received $603 million “net” (yet another example of the capital strike that the insurance companies have been waging against the people and city of Christchurch for more than five years. Imagine what the reaction would have been if it was a five year long labour strike).
The Council announced its assets sale programme before it had even settled its insurance claim and knew how much it was going to receive.
Now that it has received over $600 million in one lump sum is all the more reason for it to cancel that programme and withdraw City Care from the market.
It is madness for a city undergoing the biggest rebuild in New Zealand’s history to sell its own infrastructure company.
Come along and bring your friends. Show that we care about City Care.
Keep Our Assets-Canterbury
Box 2258, Christchurch 8140