In this 8 minute video about Tauranga City Council debt
you’ll find out:
What debt is for
How council debt is different from household debt (mortgages)
What is causing this additional debt
In this 6 minute video about Tauranga City Council rates increases
you’ll find out:
What the proposed annual rates increases are for the next 10 years
The 5 uses for those funds
I recently announced the achievement of my
goal of visiting 1000 more homes in my campaign for election onto the Tauranga City Council.
I’m a meticulous note keeper and recorded the ideas that residents shared with me.
I have analysed what they told me and distilled their thoughts into these 7 lessons.
1. We All Love Tauranga Deeply
This probably won’t surprise you because you probably love Tauranga too
I loved Tauranga, but I didn’t realise how deep this passion went with everyone I met Would you get the same response if you sampled any city or town in New Zealand? Perhaps. But do they have the same depth of passion as we do in Tauranga? Perhaps not
Today, I just wanted to share a milestone with you.
3 weeks ago I set the goal of visiting 1000 homes before the byelection closes on 1 May 2018.
As of Tuesday night I have visited 1107 homes. Yay!
To win this Tauranga City Council
by-election which ends 1 May 2018
Listens. Sheldon Nesdale has visited over 5800 homes in the Tauranga area to connect with residents and listen to their ideas and concerns
Qualified. Sheldon has an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from Waikato Uni
Future. Sheldon has 3 young boys at home so he thinks about the future and the legacy we will leave behind
Prepared. Sheldon has read thousands of pages of council documents already (his summaries and videos are on his website)
Connected. Sheldon has interviewed 50+ national & local community leaders to understand their perspective and ideas
Leader. You may recognise Sheldon’s name from the events he has brought here: TEDxTauranga, Tauranga StartUp Weekend, The Dry Dock Breakfast Club
Action. Sheldon has a reputation for injecting fresh ideas, and taking action
Solutions. He generates practical solutions to problems instead of complaining and blaming
On this page you will find out:
Why I do, or do not, support each of councils proposals for recycling and waste management
My ideas for vastly reducing our waste to landfill and improving our recycling programmes
Answers to your frequently asked recycling questions
Elect me on to Tauranga City Council and within 18 months my aims are:
To increase the volume of glass recycled by 100% from 2017 levels (this should be easy, and needs little help from me)
To start the construction of an Anaerobic Digestion facility to process the cities food waste for the next 50 years
To mobilise citizens to create a declaration to parliament that we want refundable deposits on beverage containers
To create more transparency on where the items that we
think we are recycling ultimately end up To improve the way we communicate how the financial savings from reducing our waste benefit us all on at a personal (or household) level
To mobilise citizens to petition the manufacturers of their favourite products to make more environmentally friendly packaging choices
You may be aware by now that I’m a candidate for the Tauranga City Council by-election.
I’m focusing my campaign on a handful of issues. The first of which is Tauranga’s traffic issues.
I have created the following list of 32 ideas to fix Tauranga’s Traffic congestion.
I ask you to share these ideas, debate these ideas, and add to them if you can.
Image credit: SunLive What can we do as
individuals to manage congestion?
I think we need someone who is passionate about families, who thinks about the future and the legacy we will leave behind.
Someone who cherishes our elders, and understands the value of our youth.
Who wants a council that provides excellent value for money, that is open, transparent, and inclusive.
Has business acumen, communication skills, and above all is a good listener.
Someone passionate enough to read thousands of pages of council documents, interview 50+ national & local community leaders, and visit over 5500 homes in the Tauranga area to connect with people and listen to their ideas and concerns.
Who is known for injecting fresh ideas, taking action, and leading teams to achieve remarkable results by setting ambitious goals and making relentless progress.
If these are the qualities you value, vote for Sheldon Nesdale.
In this 6 minute video about your Tauranga City Council rates invoice you’ll find out:
What each charge means
How your land value and capital value is used in the calculations
Why we contribute to the BOP Regional Council
Fun Fact: You and I pay $1/week for the bus even if we don’t ride it!
In this 7 minute video about Tauranga City Council rates you’ll find out:
That 40% of our rates are spend on water: fresh water, waste water, storm water
That our biggest single cost is Parks and Recreation: 21%
That elected members salary’s, elections, strategy, policy, building services are relatively small costs