"TERRIBLE TEN" VOTE FOR BROWN BUDGET
The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is disappointed that Aucklanders will be facing an average 9.9% rates increase after passing the Mayor's proposed budget nine votes to ten. Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson, Jo Holmes says:
“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.”
Aucklanders can join the campaign to hold the Council to account at www.ratepayers.nz/join
The "Terrible Ten"
There are at least ten councillors in Auckland who will need a strong third party campaign against them at the next election.
Those ten councillors, plus many in the opposing list have enabled Len Brown’s wasteful spending and budgets over two council terms.
This vote won’t save them as we head into next year’s local body elections.
Aucklanders have been fleeced and all we have seen is a reduction in services.
You can do your bit, firstly by joining the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance.
We can remain silent no longer, so join the already more than 6500 members and start pushing back.
The Ratepayers’ Alliance has made a promise to its members and the ratepayers and renters of Auckland that it will ensure voters don’t forget the names of these traitors. They have betrayed the voters' trust by siding with Lying Len. Their names should not be forgotten. They should not be forgiven.