Auckland Mayor Phil Goff will seek re-election in October, chasing a second term. …
Goff has also said that next term he will do rates increases of 3.5% a year, higher than the 2.5% of last time.
And of course even that 2.5% was a porky, as he introduced several targeted rates and a petrol tax, meaning that overall ratepayers had increases of way beyond 2.5%.
Goff has also said he’ll find a billion dollars of efficiencies if re-elected. Off memory his track record in his first term is around $400,000 of true efficiencies so I wouldn’t count on it.