On top of this we will soon be asked to pay more for our rubbish by the kilo and our parking by the meter.
Where is this UPmanship leading?
- Higher land prices
- Higher rates
- Higher parking fees
- Higher water fees
- Higher rubbish fees
The other thing that keeps going up and up are is the number of plans. You could build an Auckland suburb out of the accumulated plans written by the burgeoning bureaucracy of an increasingly dysfunctional Council.
And what has actually been achieved? Not one of the mayor’s ‘transformational’ shifts has happened or is likely to happen in the foreseeable future. Money has been squandered at an alarming rate, debt is on the UP and so are interest payments as a proportion of your rates.
Eventually the Mayor’s south Auckland voter base is going to feel some of the pain foistered on the rest of us. Then the game will be well and truly up for the Mayor and his Councillor cronies.