Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


ARC chair Gwen Bull will meet with RAM


ARC chair Gwen Bull will meet with RAM

The chair of the Auckland Regional Council, Gwen Bull, has accepted RAM's invitation to a consultation meeting between the ARC and RAM over the council's draft Annual Plan.

RAM is short for Residents Action Movement, and grew out of an organising committee of ARC rates boycotters.

All media are invited to this meeting between Mrs Bull and RAM.

RAM has replied to the ARC chair, thanking her for attending and stressing that her views and those of others from the ARC will be listened to without interruption, and RAM supporters will in turn put forward their views.

RAM has also reconfirmed this three-point meeting agenda with Mrs Bull:

"Agenda: Look at the ARC's broad strategies (rather than 'micro' details) around three issues of key importance for RAM: (a) ARC rates, particularly the business differential. (b) The future of public transport in Auckland. (c) The ARC's democratic processes."

Mrs Bull joins two other ARC councillors, Sandra Coney and Brian Smith, in accepting RAM's invitation.

An apology has been received from ARC councillor Mike Lee, who says he will be "away from Auckland at that time".

"Hopefully, the willingness of ARC chair Gwen Bull and ARC councillors Sandra Coney and Brian Smith to meet with RAM will be followed by positive replies from yet more ARC councillors," said Grant Morgan, spokesperson for RAM.

"At this consultation meeting, RAM will be looking closely at the strategies behind the ARC's policies on rating, transport and democracy," said Mr Morgan.

"RAM stands for reversing the huge rises in homeowner rates, creating a world class public transport network and vastly extending grassroots democracy."

"These are the policies RAM will be taking into this October's ARC election, when we will be standing a united team of ten candidates across greater Auckland," said Mr Morgan. "RAM is the political voice of the Rates Revolt."

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news