INDEPENDENT NEWS

Len Brown's Parallel Universe

Published: Thu 28 Aug 2014 12:43 PM
MEDIA RELEASE
Len Brown's Parallel Universe
28 AUGUST 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Responding to today’s announcement by Auckland Mayor Len Brown of longterm funding cuts and rate hikes, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says:
"The 10 year plan outlined today will come as another blow to former Auckland City Council residents, many of whom have been whacked with rates increases of more than 30% since Mr Brown took power."
“The announcement that rates will rise to an average of 3.5% after two years lays bare the high debt and high spending legacy that Aucklanders will be lumped with well after Mr Brown is gone.”
"Earlier this week Len Brown was on TV 3’s Firstline, saying Auckland’s finances are in 'excellent shape’. Today he faces the grim reality.
"How can ratepayers have any faith in a Mayor who calls Auckland’s debt ‘conservative' one day, and then announces cuts and rate rises the next? Len Brown appears to live in a parallel financial universe."
ENDS
New Zealand Taxpayers' Union
New Zealand's grassroots campaign for lower taxes and less government waste
The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union is an independent activist group, dedicated to being the voice for Kiwi taxpayers in the corridors of power. It's here to fight government waste and make sure New Zealanders get value for money from their tax dollar. New Zealanders are invited to join and donate at http://taxpayers.org.nz
Contact New Zealand Taxpayers' Union
Website:
Twitter:
Facebook:
Media Contact:
Media line (24-hr) 04 282 0302

Next in New Zealand politics

A New National For New Zealand
By: New Zealand National Party
Cancer Society Hopes Final Pharmac Report Is Stronger
By: Cancer Society
New Zealand Response To Assist Peace And Stability In Solomon Islands
By: New Zealand Government
Child Poverty Monitor 2021 Highlights Persistent Inequities In Rates Of Child Poverty
By: Child Poverty Action Group
Bridges Appointed Finance & Infrastructure Spokesperson
By: New Zealand National Party
Waitangi Week
By: Waitangi National Trust
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media