Daily Archives: 2010-06-11

TCMR numbers show many residents in S&CC arrears

Leong Sze Hian – In the Town Council Management Report released by the Ministry for National Development, Hougang and Potong Pasir both scored the lowest in the category for Service and Conservancy Charges (S&CC) Arrears Management. Does this mean that the two opposition-held councils are the most compassionate when it comes to seeking payment from residents? The fact that all …

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It’s not about ranking, stupid

Andrew Loh – In June 2009, when the idea for an appraisal report for town councils was first mooted, Senior Minister of State for National Development, Ms Grace Fu, said the government’s “move to assess town councils should not be seen as a ranking exercise.” Instead, she said, “the whole purpose of (the report) is to allow residents and town …

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