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Len Brown’s Attitude to Paying Back EY Money Insulting

Len Brown’s Attitude to Paying Back EY Money Insulting to Auckland Ratepayers


Reacting to Auckland Mayor Len Brown’s comments in today's NZ Herald relating to paying back the cost of the EY report into his misconduct, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams says:

“Mr Brown’s expectation that the amount he refunds Auckland ratepayers stay confidential shows utter contempt to ratepayers. He should pay back the full amount and pay it now.”

“The EY report cost Auckland ratepayers over $10,000 a page. It was a direct result of Mr Brown’s rule breaking.”

“If Mr Brown’s colleagues could trust the Mayor, the $200,000 EY report would not have been necessary. The Council should be demanding he pay back the full cost of the report.”

“Mr Brown’s ‘understanding’ that the amount will be confidential is a slap in the face to Auckland ratepayers who paid for the report.”


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