No “free” ride for ratepayers
Responding to Mayor Goff’s promise of “free” buses and trains for children on weekends, Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesman Jordan Williams says:
“There is no such thing as a free lunch, or a free bus ride, and it is mischievous for Mr Goff to say 'free'. This policy will cost ratepayers at least $1.1 million. That’s money that can’t be used to ease the rates burden, pay down the Council’s $12 billion debt, or upgrade public transport."
"Expensive campaign promises
are par for the course in any mayoral race, but Goff should
at least be up front about where the money comes