Len’s looney council really have lost it.
They are having a huge spend and push to increase public transport usage and then squander ratepayer money on helping losers get a drivers licence.
Wouldn’t giving them a free bus pass be a better fit with their ideology?
Auckland ratepayers and charities have stepped in to help students at two low-income South Auckland schools pay for their learner driver’s licences.
The Youth Connections scheme, funded by the council with the Tindall Foundation and Auckland Airport Community Trust, has given $5000 each towards learner licence training and tests at Mangere and Otahuhu Colleges.
The gesture came after “youth connector” Briar Tuialii found that not having a licence was a major barrier to South Auckland young people finding work. “The majority don’t have a licence by the time they hit 18-19 and are looking for employment,” she said. “By then it’s too late because of the length of time it takes for the graduated licence system.” Read more »