Rankin’s Auckland policies

Ngapuhi’s has announced he is standing for Auckland Council:

Ngapuhi leader David Rankin has announced his intention to stand for the in next year’s local body elections.

“This Council is broken – it lacks imagination and integrity, and is driven by Len Brown’s vanity projects, which will drive Auckland bankrupt,” he said in a statement released tonight.

His five policies are:

  1. put an immediate end to the inner-city rail loop, and invest the funds instead on roading.
  2. extend the urban limits of the city to allow the supply of more land for housing. The aim will be for a radical drop in land prices due to a huge supply of residential-zoned land
  3. disband the current Maori statutory board and replace it with a five-member advisory board with a total budget of $150,000.
  4. Restore the access to all the volcanic peaks as it existed in 2011
  5. Halt all future cycle lanes, and remove existing ones where they obstruct traffic and a bicycle registration system will be introduced so that future cycle lanes will be built when the fund accumulated from cyclist registrations allows for it.

I like 2, 3 and 4.

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