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Dan Plato Quotes as the new mayor of Cape Town

(Last Updated On: November 6, 2018)

DA’s Daniel “Dan” Plato gave his first speech as the newly elected mayor of Cape Town.

Below are some of Dan Plato’s quotes on the matter.

“Thank you for placing your trust in me and for having faith that together, with a united council, we will continue to ensure that the City of Cape Town is the open opportunity city for all.” – Dan Plato, South African Government News Agency, 6 November 2018

“I will not be able to do it alone and will need the support of everyone who shares this city’s vision. Let me repeat that vision now: we are focused on delivering quality services to all residents.” – Dan Plato, South African Government News Agency, 6 November 2018

“This is our vision, and I want to thank the many officials in this administration who have continued to deliver on that vision in spite of challenging times. Those times are over, and we are looking forward now; forward to a positive and prosperous future for all.” – Dan Plato, IOL, 6 November 2018

“And to achieve this we need unity. Unity of purpose. Unity of vision. And unity of working hand-in-hand with our communities. Our motto, ‘Making Progress Possible. Together,’ is not just words in a sentence. It is the way that I want all of us to embrace the work that we do.” – Dan Plato, IOL, 6 November 2018

“We are a city of growth, and industry has shown that they want to invest in Cape Town. We need to build on this and bring even more business to Cape Town. Because more business means more jobs, and through creating an enabling environment for business to thrive, our people will thrive.” – Dan Plato, IOL, 6 November 2018

“With regards to the low levels of police in this city, we cannot allow a situation wherein the rest of the country there is one police officer for every 369 people, but in Cape Town there is only one police officer for every 560 people, and in some communities, like Nyanga, this number jumps to one police officer for every 628 residents.” – Dan Plato, South African Government News Agency, 6 November 2018

“This is why we need the police and I am committing here, today, that I will do everything I can to make sure the national government gives this city the policing it deserves. Our police need the extra resources, and our communities need the extra police.” – Dan Plato, IOL, 6 November 2018

“I want to thank all the hotel staff, the waiters and the coffee baristas, the bus drivers and the tour guides, and everyone else in Cape Town for your friendliness and welcoming the world to Cape Town.” – Dan Plato, South African Government News Agency, 6 November 2018

“Tourism continues to be a major employer for this city, with more than 217 000 jobs created in the Western Cape and again, many of these are situated in Cape Town.” – Dan Plato, IOL, 6 November 2018

“I do believe though that with the progress we have made in saving water and the good rainfall we received over the winter, there is room to look at the current tariffs and see where we can bring some relief to our residents.” – Dan Plato, South African Government News Agency, 6 November 2018

“We hope by next month to be in a position to further reduce our restriction levels, and the accompanying tariffs.” – Dan Plato, South African Government News Agency, 6 November 2018

“We need our rail system to work as it remains the biggest transporter of our people, who need to get to work, to school, to friends and family, and to places where they can relax and unwind. It will be a top priority for this City to ensure that we have an efficient public transport system to support social inclusion, economic growth and the development of this city.” – Dan Plato, IOL, 6 November 2018

“Many of our residents need adequate housing but the rapid urbanization experienced in Cape Town, is made even more challenging due to the legacy of apartheid spatial design.” – Dan Plato, South African Government News Agency, 6 November 2018

“Our residents need housing where job opportunities are available.” – Dan Plato, South African Government News Agency, 6 November 2018

“Speaker, I look around today and I can see a Council that wants to work together. They know there is work to be done, and I know that they are committed to getting the job done.” – Dan Plato, IOL, 6 November 2018

“I have said it over the last few days, and I am going to say it again: effective and efficient service delivery will be a top priority for this administration.” – Dan Plato, IOL, 6 November 2018