Tony Hayward, the general manager of our local council, states that a comparison exists between struggling families and the council to meet bill payments and commitments (Port News, January 18).
Perhaps he lives in an average family himself to feel qualified to make such an assertion.
It should be noted that a prime concern would be to dispense with waste and unprofitable expense, but, unlike the average struggling family, the council has in the past been in a position to apply for rate rises to meet their inefficiencies and bad planning.
It is not only the Glasshouse which has contributed to the council’s financial problems.
D.E. West, Port Macquarie