Len just doesn’t know when to stop raping our pockets

Yippee, another rates increase

Yippee, another rates increase

Len Brown has a bloody cheek.

He is proposing yet another rates increase after his council has increased rates by more than 30% in some areas and last year’s average increase of around 10%.

Auckland Mayor Len Brown is proposing a 3.5 per cent rates increase for households next year.

Mr Brown is due to release his first paper on next year’s budget at today’s finance and performance committee.

The Herald understands Mr Brown will propose an overall rates increase of 3.2 per cent, but a small drop in the percentage of rates businesses pay will push up household rates by up to 3.5 per cent. ?

Business rates will increase by 2.5 per cent.

Household rates increased by an average of 9.9 per cent this year and 3.7 per cent in the previous financial year.

The new budget takes effect from July next year.

You can’t believe him, he promises rate-of-inflation rates increases and delivers double digit increases.

Someone also needs to ask Phil Goff if he is going to endorse Len’s new rate increase proposal.

 

– NZ Herald

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