Waste Watch: 100k Curtain for Devonport Library
14 July 2014
The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming Auckland Council’s decision to spend $100,000 of ratepayer money on a silk curtain for Devonport’s new library. The discovery comes at a time when Len Brown needs to find savings of $860 per ratepayer to keep his promise of a 2.5 percent rates cap. Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union, Jordan Williams, says:
“This is an inexcusable waste of ratepayer money. Does Auckland Council have no respect for those who pay its bills?"
“The culture of big spending in Auckland Council needs to stop. Auckland already has eye watering debt, the highest in New Zealand on a per ratepayer basis, even before the big infrastructure projects have started."
The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is a non-partisan activist group, dedicated to being the voice for Kiwi taxpayers in the corridors of power. It’s here to fight government waste and make sure New Zealanders get value for money from their tax dollar.