Finances Should Be Centre-Piece Of Goff Mayoral Race
FINANCES SHOULD BE CENTRE-PIECE OF GOFF MAYORAL RACE
5 NOVEMBER 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is welcoming the expected announcement from Labour's Phil Goff that he will be putting his hat in the ring to be the next Mayor of Auckland. Carmel Claridge, Spokesperson for the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance, says:
“While many of our members will welcome Labour replacing Len Brown for another candidate, we need to see a credible plan to end Auckland Council's high rates, high debt, trajectory."
“Right now Auckland Council owes creditors more on a per person basis than any other council in New Zealand. Even Christchurch ratepayers have a smaller per capita debt burden.”
“All Super City mayoral candidates will need credible plans which set out how they are going to pay for their promises. If Mr Goff is running on promises of transport spending, we just want to know how he plans to pay for it. After 9.9% rate hikes and with more borrowing out of the question, dipping deeper into ratepayers' pockets isn’t an option."