Public Meeting 25 March at 11am: Rates are taking off again—Have your say!

Auckland Council 10-year Budget consultation for residents

Speakers: Ōrākei Councillor Desley Simpson and Ōrākei Local Board Chairman Colin Davis
Date: 11:00am Sunday 25 March 2018
Venue: Stonefields School Hall

The bill is arriving for years of underinvestment, polluted beaches and waterways, traffic gridlock, and more. It will affect rates and charges for every Aucklander for the next decade.

A pivotal vote is about to take place at Auckland Council and you’re invited to a public meeting to hear about it and provide feedback.

The meeting is organised by the Stonefields Residents Association. We’ll have a cup of tea and bikkies afterwards to give you a chance to chat with neighbours and Council and Local Board elected representatives.

Desley SimpsonCouncillor Desley Simpson will explain how the Council’s proposed 10-year budget aims to fix these issues, what’s good about it and what, maybe, is not, how much it will cost, and how those costs will affect you.

The Ōrākei Local Board perspective and issues will be presented by Board Chairman Colin Davis.

This is your chance to have a say directly before any vote is taken and let Councillor Simpson know which way she should vote.

Topics covered

  • General rates increase of 2.5% and what it will cover
  • New targeted rates for water and environment
  • Regional fuel tax
  • Art Gallery funding
  • Extra rubbish costs: A third rubbish bin? And you want me to pay for it? Why?
  • Funding for maunga (mountains, specifically Mt Wellington)
  • Local Ōrākei issues
  • And more

Mark your diary now!

  • Where: Stonefields School Hall
  • When: 11am Sunday 25 March 2018

Background

Phil Goff on 10 year budget (NZ Herald article)

Auckland Council 10-Year Budget page