MAYOR TROLLIP OUTLINES PRIORITIES FOR THE FIRST 100 DAYS OF HIS TERM

NELSON Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip made a commitment yesterday to tackle a number of issues during his first 100 days in office. They include: Secure R100-million in financial savings;

• Appoint a permanent municipal manager and executive directors for electricity and energy, and human settlements;
• Make a decision about the future of the IPTS bus system and source funding, if needed;

• Devise a new budget to cater for changed priorities;
• Major leaks and antiquated infrastructure must be evaluated and the repairs re-prioritised;
• Draft a new Integrated Development Plan (IDP) to include the coalition government’s manifestos;

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• Interact regularly with society on radio and TV platforms to keep citizens informed;
• Conduct a skills audit and place dubious appointments under the spotlight;
• Identify a strategy to collect outstanding debt from those who can afford to pay;

• Establish an economic advisory council;
• Launch a Jobs Desk in the mayor’s office;
• Put into operation an anti-corruption hotline;
• Resurface and reseal sections of 15 roads across the metro;
• Appoint 192 Expanded Public Works Programme workers to help clean stormwater drains and open ditches;

• Conduct a comprehensive audit of supply chain management and hire a quantity surveyor;
• Finalise the staff organogram and fill critical vacancies;
• Install bulk infrastructure in the Missionvale housing project built without services;

• Swear in 50 metro police officers;
• Roll out at least three roadblocks every week;
• Ensure a problem-buildings bylaw is passed by the council to deal with derelict buildings;

• All municipal resorts will be assessed for viability; and
• Revive the Motherwell Thusong Centre and open the Red Location Museum.

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