Have a say on council budget
Auckland Council wants as many Aucklanders as possible to speak up on the region’s 10-year budget.
People will have until March 16 to have their say before final decisions are made by council in June.
Auckland Council acting chief finance officer Kevin Ramsay says having a say is important as budget decisions including how much is invested over the next decade and how it is paid for will affect all Aucklanders.
‘‘Aucklanders want this city to keep moving forward and to build on progress over recent years,’’ he says.
‘‘We also know people want us to keep their rates and other charges as low as possible.
‘‘Council is working to deliver a budget that gets this balance right.’’
The budget covers key issues including investment in Auckland, their impact on rate levels, how rates are split among ratepayers, council’s role in housing and development and what should be done about fixing transport and the funding options to pay for it.