"Terrible Ten" pass Brown budget
Well it's now official. Len Brown's 'pledge' to cap rates at 2.5% was a joke all along
The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is saddened that Aucklanders will be facing an average 9.9% rates increase after passing the Mayor's proposed budget nine votes to ten.
This locks in rate increases ninety-nine times the current rate of inflation. With some suburbs facing rate increases of nearly 20% in a single year. What confidence can Aucklanders have in Len Brown when he promises a 2.5% rates cap and delivers a 9.9% rates hike?
The Ratepayers’ Alliance will be making it its mission to ensure that not a single councillor that voted for today's rates hike will be re-elected next year.
The "Terrible Ten":
- Len Brown
- Arthur Anae
- Bill Cashmore
- Linda Cooper
- Chris Darby
- Alf Filipaina
- Mike Lee
- Calum Penrose
- Wayne Walker
- Penny Webster
Penny Hulse was not at this vote, but has previously indicated support for Len Brown's financial management of the City.