With the advent of the new Auckland Council, Des will defend Franklin from The City. He is committed to ensuring that the Region reaches its future potential and that regional growth complements and enhances the rural business entities which are important in growing the prosperity of Franklin. As a life−long resident of the area, Des has a good understanding of the issues facing Franklin. His corporate experience at NZ Steel, position as an FDC councillor − including being Chair of Strategy and Policy, a member of the Regional Sustainability and Economic Development Forums, and involvement with farming means that he is well−equipped to ensure that the integration and growth of Franklin and Auckland is managed appropriately and sustainably. Please vote for Des Morrison for Council and all of our Citizens & Ratepayers Team Franklin candidates.