Posted on August 11, 2016
They say if you keep doing the same thing, you’ll keep getting the same result.
Current Mayor Len Brown, promised a rates increase of 2.5% – and his Labour colleague Phil Goff is promising the same.
He is likely making the same mistake Len did in not stressing that this would be the overall council rate increase, and not the residential rate.
Given council has a current policy of reducing the business rate increase RELATIVE to residential rates, the residential rate is always likely to be higher.
But Goff’s said nothing on his plan for the business rate.