Mark Thomas - New Mayor for Auckland

NZ Herald: Tolls Not The Answer To Fund City Rail Link

The Herald picked up my challenge to Len Brown that council has not done nearly enough to justify further burdening ratepayers with more council charges.

Some of my opponents want to rush to introduce tolling, but apart from it being currently impossible (without Government approval), the work has not been done to consider in detail what form of tolling we need and how lower income households and local roads might be impacted.

We first need to mine greater transport spending from the currently not well targeted Auckland Council budget.

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