September 01, 2015
Ratepayers' Alliance Welcome Auckland Transport U-Turn
RATEPAYERS’ ALLIANCE WELCOME AUCKLAND TRANSPORT U-TURN
TUESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
After raising more than 2,000 signatures in support, the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is welcoming Auckland Transport’s decision to waive the 27 tickets it issued to residents of Orakei's narrow Apihai and Tautari streets. The tickets were issued for parking on footpaths in a recent 2am blitz, despite publication of photos showing a Council vehicle breaching the same rules.
Jo Holmes, Spokesperson for the Ratepayers’ Alliance, says, “Auckland Transport is finally applying some common sense and we welcome the decision."
“Our members were particularly disturbed by the Council’s apparent duplicity in refusing to ticket Council employees for breaking the same rules. Though it’s a small victory, it’s good to see people power can force Auckland Transport’s hand."