June 25, 2015

"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.

Join the campaign to hold the Council to account by clicking here.

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.