Mark Thomas - New Mayor for Auckland

Politik: Should Parliament Sort Out the Auckland Council?

The Politik blog, run by experienced political journalist Richard Harman, has run a story based on ACT Leader David Seymour’s idea that structural changes are needed to improve the lot of the local boards part of Auckland Council.

Richard quotes me: “However centre-right Mayoral candidate Mark Thomas told POLITIK that he thought better leadership in Auckland could help solve the problem.”

“[Thomas] thought it might be worthwhile re-allocating budgets from lower regional priorities to higher priorities at the local level.

He suggested boards could take on increasing responsibilities for local facilities governance, town centre planning and local transport.”

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