December 16, 2019

Councillors put on notice over Pledge to ratepayers

The Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance has written to two Auckland Councillors warning them of their obligations to ratepayers under the Ratepayer Protection Pledge.

Crs Sharon Stewart and Tracy Mulholland both promised to oppose measures that would increase rates by more than 2.5 percent per annum. Despite this, last week they voted to advance Phil Goff's Annual Budget proposal to consultation. The proposal includes a 3.5 percent rate hike.

Here is the letter we sent the two Councillors:

We note that Cr Christine Fletcher, who also agreed to uphold the Pledge, voted against the proposed Budget. We applaud her choice to stand clearly on the side of ratepayers.