Len’s loopy train set delayed for two years


The councillors at Auckland Council have decided they would rather be re-elected than vote to ratchet rates up even further in order to pay for Len Brown’s loopy train set.

The Auckland Council has voted to put back a start on the City Rail Link by two years.

Mayor Len Brown told a governing body meeting today that a 2015 start was considered too much of a stretch by the Auditor-General.   

The council had assumed the Government would begin funding the main works for the project in 2015, when it is committed to a 2020 start date.

“The Auditor-General is looking for greater clarity and more reasonableness around the timing in bringing the Government to the table and getting their assurance around their commitment to funding,” Mr Brown said.

The council will still proceed and fully fund “enablement works” late next year or in 2016 costing about $280 million.

In other words Len Brown got very, very close tot he Auditor-General recommending far sterner measures against his wasteful council.

the councillors ahve seen the writing on the wall and the rising anger of the citizens of this city.

They know that Len Brown and his spendthrift ways are done. This is a vote for their political survival.


Bernard Orsman, NZ Herald


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