Len’s looney toons spending gets worse

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.” 

How long before other schools demand equity in access to driver training? Think it won’t happen? Two words “Swimming Pools”.

The $5000 from Youth Connections plus $2900 from Auckland Transport cut the cost to students to $50. Numbers doing the course have quadrupled to 100 this year, or 25 each term.

Of course the number have increased…it is free to them. Watch this lunacy extend acrossAuckland now it is in the Herald.

The latest intake started their course with a close-up look at cars in the college carpark yesterday and will attend seven after-school classes before sitting their tests. All except three of the 57 who took the courses in the first two terms gained their learner licences.

Wow…a close-up look at cars in a carpark…amazing…do they mean closer that the cars in the driveway of their house? Or on the way to school or at any time in their so far short miserable lives?

Councils should stick to basics not meddle in social policy.

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