Dishing the dirt
Mt Albert has missed out on extra cleaning services allocated to eight town centres by Auckland City Council.
The suburb is not among those scheduled for an upgrade the following financial year either.
The Eden Albert Community Board wanted some of the $49,000 earmarked for Remuera to be redirected to Mt Albert.
But councillors at the arts, culture and recreation committee confirmed their draft allocation at a meeting earlier this month.
The council is to spend an extra $400,000 on foot orderly services in Otahuhu, Onehunga, Glen Innes, Panmure, Ellerslie, Remuera, Mission Bay and St Heliers.
An amendment by councillor Glenda Fryer to increase spending on Mt Albert was defeated.
Foot orderlies remove loose litter, empty bins, keep drains clean, remove graffiti and service public toilets. The extra hours will start from July 1.
Further increases scheduled for the 20092010 financial year are earmarked for Avondale, Sandringham, Mt Eden Village, Royal Oak, and four town centres along Dominion Rd.