Blank cheque for CRL is punishing ratepayers
Matching the Government dollar-for-dollar on City Rail Link cost blow-outs will drive Auckland ratepayers further into debt, says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance.
Ratepayers’ Alliance spokeswoman, Jo Holmes, says “A $1 billion blow-out should cause heads to roll. Instead, no one has been held accountable for this fiasco and ratepayers are being asked to pick up the tab for $500 million – equivalent to nearly $1000 per household.”
“If the cost of CRL keeps
spiralling, will ratepayers be forced to keep paying half?
Auckland Council should renegotiate and hold the senior
leadership of CRL to