Do as I Say, Not as I Do, From Auckland Transport
Responding to news that Auckland Transport is spending more than $100,000 of ratepayers’ money on a shuttle bus to transport workers between its offices, rather than utilising the public transport network, Taxpayers' Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams says:
“Once again we see another council organisation display its cavalier attitude to spending ratepayers’ money. We agree with the Green Party that the ivory tower attitude displayed here needs to change."
“Our recently released Ratepayers' Report shows that on a per capita basis, Auckland ratepayers are burdened with more debt than anywhere else the country. With ratepayer-owned organisations such as Auckland Transport spending on a whim it’s little wonder why.”