Monday, September 6, 2010

POSTPONEMENT OF HERITAGE TASK TEAM MEETING

3 September 2010

Deputy Executive Mayor

NELSON MANDELA BAY MUNICIPALITY

ATTENTION: Cllr Nancy Sihlwayi

Dear Madam,

POSTPONEMENT OF HERITAGE TASK TEAM MEETING SCHEDULED FOR 3 SEPTEMBER 2010

With all due respect I request an explanation for the continued cancellation and postponements of our Task Team meetings. The Task Team should be playing a major and important role in protecting our city from the negative impact problem buildings are creating in our midst. The Mayor obviously had good intentions when appointing this task team but has failed to monitor its lack of progress. Meanwhile buildings continue to be neglected and furthermore, illegal so called “essential repairs” are being carried out on the Baakens Street buildings with no action in terms of the National Heritage Resources Act 1999 being taken by the Metro.

I ask that the important and effective impact that this task team could have on the protection of our heritage buildings be recognised by you and other members of this team. I, as a member of the Task Team am deeply disturbed by the lack of concern you show in carrying out our obligations in light of our accountability to the residents of the Metro. I have on numerous occasions included the protection of our Heritage in the Red Location, all to no avail!!

I must also question the delay in promulgating the Problem Building By-Law by the ruling party for no apparent reason.

I look forward to receiving your response to this letter with some sort of explanation for the shortcomings I have highlighted.

Yours sincerely,

CLLR JEREMY DAVIS

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