Another of Goff’s election pledges falling behind

Phil Goff pledged to get satisfaction with the Super City up to around 50% after it was reported to be around 17%.

How’s he doing?

Not so well it seems:

Aucklanders’ satisfaction with Auckland Council has nudged up in the past year, but is still around the fail mark handed out by Auckland Mayor Phil Goff last year.

Council today released the results from the Citizens Insight Monitor which shows overall satisfaction with council performance is up from 17 per cent last year to 20 per cent at the end of September this year.

Trust in council to make the right decisions is up from 17 per cent to 20 per cent and the perception that council is delivering more value for money is up from 21 per cent to 23 per cent.  

He promised 50%…he’s a long way short. It will all take a massive hit though when his petrol taxes start biting.

Goff said the results were consistently moving in the right direction but there is still a lot of work to do. What pleased him most was a pronounced “fall in hostility” among those who are dissatisfied with council.

In the past year, the number of people dissatisfied with overall council performance has dropped from 33 per cent to 28 per cent and the numbers for trust in council to make the right decisions has dropped from 45 per cent to 41 per cent.

On the election hustings last year, Goff slammed the council’s trust and reputation survey, saying satisfaction with council’s performance across the board “is at rock bottom”.

“When less than one in five have confidence in council, that’s a fail,” Goff said in June last year.

Two months later at his campaign launch, Goff said the survey results were “deeply corrosive to the system of local democracy”.

Pronounced drop? Yeah, nah, that is a slight drop, pal.

If the council reduced rates instead of ratcheting them up for pet projects and white elephants then he may find people feel a whole lot better towards the money sucking morass called Auckland Council.

-NZ Herald




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