Do you recall Len Brown saying h would announce 100 initiatives or policies in his first 100 days in office – 1 a day.
Today is Day 2. I presume Day 1 was spend lots of money getting sworn in. so what was the big policy for Day 2.
He announced it on Breakfast this morning. They’re going to clean the windows of the Town Hall.
Day 1 it turns out was doing designations for the planned rail tracks. No problems with that as early designations help, but I await with interest his policy on how much he will increase rates to pay for his rail plans.
Len may think he has a mandate for the rail – and he does if the ratepayers of Auckland who voted for him are willing to pay for it. But he does not have a mandate to demand the taxpayers of Wellington, Napier, Nelson and Christchurch pay for it. In fact the best quote I can give comes from Labour’s Stuart Nash:
All this posturing, threats and huge budget promises re Auckland from their new councillors etc makes me shake my head in disbelief.
Akld is but one of many cities in this wonderful country and if Aucklanders think they have pre-eminent rights on all of our taxes then they need to pull their heads out from their nether-regions and get real. New Zealand does well when all New Zealanders are thriving.
Well said Mr Nash.