Lobbyists Shouldn't Be Campaigning for More Taxes
Ratepayer Funded Lobbyists Shouldn't Be Campaigning for More
2 JULY 2014
Responding to the announcement that Auckland
councillor Penny Webster is Local Government NZ's review to
find more ways of taxing ratepayers,Taxpayers’ Union
Executive Director Jordan Williams says:
says that more money is needed for infrastructure, but
Auckland Council’s spending blowouts are on operational
expenditure such as staff and operations. If Auckland
Council needs more money, maybe it should be reviewing
whether all of the 811 staff earning more than $100,000 are
"Any alteration to the way local
authorities levy taxes ought to be a public discussion, not
one lead by publicly funded lobbyists, LGNZ."
of promoting the interests of ratepayers, we’ve found LGNZ
to be more interested in shielding the sector from scrutiny.
It is outrageous that New Zealand ratepayers are paying for
an organised campaign to increase the tax burden of local
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