Council “thinking”

21 Feb

The Lib Dems wanted the Conservative-controlled Teignbridge authority to use a £300,000 under spend to protect services.  However, the amendment to spend the money on preserving services was beaten by two votes.

Instead, the council plans to use the £300,000 on providing a road junction for the new South Devon Link Road at Decoy.  “To use £300,000 for the provision of a new road will create 500 jobs – it’s a good use of money,” Mr Barker said [there is no explanation in the article about who “Mr Barker” is.

But it isn’t for the provision of a new road – it is for a road junction – it would build about 10 metres of new road or perhaps 10 cm).  So how will a (presumably very small) new road junction provide 500 jobs?

What is it about becoming councillors and officers that renders some of them unable to do basic maths?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-26283368

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