Len Brown looks set to campaign on taxing Aucklanders more. LenÂ BrownÂ seeks to make Auckland the world’s mostÂ livableÂ city but is actually setting us up to be the world’s most livid city. Looking after his mates with cushy deals, profligateÂ spendingÂ on the V8s and massive rates hikes are making us all livid, now he wants to ramp up the anger by taxing us to drive on roads we have already paid for:
Auckland’s mayor is confident planned transport projects for the city can be delivered.
The projects include a second harbour crossing and the inner city rail link.
Len Brown’s announced three funding options he’s seeking more information on – congestion and network charges, regional fuel tax, and additional carpark charges.
He says he was voted in with a mandate to sort out Auckland’s transport problems.
He says it’s critical to go for the best option with the best technology.
Mr Brown says the council hopes to take a funding proposal to the Government in a year’s time.
Mr Brown also had a mandate to hold a referendum on MaoriÂ seatsÂ but somehow doesn’t feel obligated to deliver on that.