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101 Suggestions for Len Brown



8 JULY 2014

The Taxpayers’ Union this afternoon delivered Len Brown a copy of the Union’s‘Rate Saver Report: 101 Ways to Save Money in Local Government’. The suggestions come after yesterday’s revelation that Auckland Council must find more than $300 in savings per Aucklander in order to achieve the Mayor’s promise of a 2.5% cap on rates increases.

Taxpayers’ Union spokeswomen, Gabrielle O’Brien, says:

“Before Mr Brown considers breaking his promise not to hike Aucklanders’ rates, he should ensure that all of the 101 suggestions are thoroughly considered by Auckland Council.“

“Many of the suggestions to save money came from the mayors of other cities. With Auckland having the highest liabilities per ratepayer of any council in New Zealand, Len Brown clearly needs to try harder.”


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