Interesting Mix but somewhat expected
Orakei Local Board member Mark Thomas posted some graphs showing the initial responses to the Long Term Plan thus far:
End of week two of the 10 year budget consultation and Aucklanders: 1) Don’t want a rates increase 2) Want more investment in transport 3) Are split on a motorway charge vs rates/petrol tax/other.
Looks like record numbers, almost 2,800 already compared with 34 three years ago. Still early days and not all submissions coded to answers. Submit at www.shapeauckland.co.nz
Just a note on the $900 UAGC
This is how the cards will fall if the $900 Uniform Annual General Charge was applied:
In short South Auckland would be severely hurt under a $900 Uniform Annual General Charge while Orakei would get rates decreases. Under the $385 charge Orakei would get a 6.51% while South ranges from -3.65% to a 9% rise. This all changes under a $500 UAGC which if need be does balance as does the $385.
My initial feedback on the Long Term Plan can be heard here: THE 2015-2025 LONG TERM PLAN SERIES #6: MY INITIAL FEEDBACK