Auckland Council faces a rates revolt, and some ratepayers could be forced out of their homes.
That’s the message from some councillors at a council budget meeting today.
Councillors have rejected a proposal from councillor Denise Krum, preventing the rates on a home going up by more than 20-percent a year.
She says many people who face rate-hikes of more than 20-percent don’t actually live in suburbs with high-value properties.
Roughly a 10% increase every year for years to come, and some of the Auckland councilors fear this may lead to a rates revolt.
I can assure them that’s not the case. Read more »