Lusty, loopy, lascivious and now SLIMY Len [UPDATED]

This is just beyond gob smacking

lbrownThe Taxpayers’ Union are stunned that the annual rates bill of Auckland Mayor, Len Brown’s seven bedroom mansion in Totara Park has been decreasing at the same time as the average Aucklander is paying much more. Information obtained by the Taxpayers’ Union show that Mr Brown’s annual rates bill has fallen by several hundred dollars since becoming Mayor – from $3,994.05 in 2011/2012 to $3,693.76 in 2014/2015.
Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says:
“When Aucklanders are feeling the pinch of soaring rates Len Brown must have the best deal in Auckland with a decrease of almost ten per cent in three years.”
“While everyone’s rates are going up, Len Brown’s are going down. It’s salt in the wounds of those whose rates have increase ten, twenty or thirty percent.”
“No wonder Len Brown broke his promise to hold rates at 2.5 per cent, it appears that Auckland Council’s inefficiency affects everyone but him.”
Rating Year Annual Rates
2011-2012 $3,994.05
2012-2013 $3,770.38
2013-2014 $3,676.12
2014-2015 $3,693.76


It’s beyond the joke.

Self serving, ego centric, empire building, duplicitous ratbag.

Auckland needs a better mayor, and the country needs recall elections at local government level.  Time for a private members bill.


UPDATE 2011-2012 number was wrong at 3,394.05.  It makes more sense now.  


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  • El Diablo

    The cheek of this man knows no bounds!

  • Murray Smith

    Figures in graph, don’t match the text ?

  • Captain Darling

    I have no truck with this despicable man, but I’m sure Len doesn’t personally set the rates in each area, but it is a horrible look for a lame duck mayor where everything he touches turns to manure. He must wake up in the mornings and wonder what else can go wrong.

    • Salacious Crumb

      No – the sad part for Aucklanders is that he doesn’t wonder that at all. In his world he is absolutely correct in everything he does.

  • sheppy

    Forever feathering his own nest like most socialists. As Len’s house is on a narrow strip of land NOT marked for intensification shouldn’t the rates have sky-rocketed?
    He can’t be trusted with a council credit card and yet we leave him in charge of a city to use as his own plaything.

  • Michael

    As noted, the figures in the box tell a different story. Even if the text is correct I’m not sure what rating crime Len has committed. He certainly does not determine the registered value of his property and, once that is established, the rates are just arithmetic. He may well be guilty of all sorts of heinous maleficence but this story is drawing a very long bow indeed.

  • Mine it,Drill it,Sell it.

    Auckland needs a better mayor, and the country needs recall elections at
    local government level. Time for a private members bill.

    Maurice or Phil are you listening,who ever picks this up will be the next Auckland Mayor

    • andrew carrot

      Neither is capable or trustworthy.

      • Mine it,Drill it,Sell it.

        Yes you are correct just like the slimy Lenny Boy.

        Joe Blogs can
        not introduce a private members bill to fix this corrupt structure that is
        Auckland Council.I am sure Lenny Boy would not be supporting one

        Any MP from any party who does and then runs on the ticket of
        recall elections and no more rate rises will bolt in.

  • Platinum Fox

    This would be the Tiffany Close house that was being marketed for $1.75m prior to Christmas. The 2011 CV was $1.2m, so only a relatively modest 8.33% increase in value to $1.3m was assessed by AC’s valuer, but Red Len’s opinion apparently differs somewhat.

  • I_See_Crazy_People

    So he’s corrupt. Anyone here shocked?

  • Kiwibabe

    The trouble in Auckland is the usually poor calibre of candidates, rather than turn out of voters for whom it is a big yawn as a result. The alternative to PDB last election proved to be a flake.
    Time to privatise local bodies.

  • NZ 2014

    This guy is a bottom feeder. When i heard the news that he used his council credit card to buy personal items in his time being major of Manukau city i knew he could not be trusted.