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7 comments:

  1. Concerned Wellingtonian, 21. July 2020, 17:00

    Remember these words: “a household in a home with a rating value of $700,000 might see around a $150 increase in their annual rates bill”.

     
  2. Taxpayers' Union, 22. July 2020, 15:29

    Wellington’s 5.1% rate hike far would be painful in any year. The fact the Council has proceeded with this plan during a literal pandemic beggars belief. Only one Councillor (Nicola Young) voted against this. [via twitter]

     
  3. Chris Calvi-Freeman, 22. July 2020, 15:32

    Not good, but costs are up & revenue down. It’s very easy for one councillor to vote against something that is clearly going to go ahead anyway, knowing they won’t have to live with the consequences of a budget shortfall. Always someone who can claim “I didn’t vote for this.” [via twitter]

     
  4. michael, 22. July 2020, 15:54

    Only need to look where the money is going to realise a lot more cost savings should have been made

     
  5. Concerned Wellingtonian, 22. July 2020, 15:55

    Down-playing Councillor Young’s vote is plain wrong. If they had any sense others could have joined her. What was she meant to do?

     
  6. Traveller, 22. July 2020, 16:43

    As I get older, my annual income keeps going down. Meanwhile every year the Wellington city rates keep going up. Is the council expecting some of us to move out of town when we can no longer afford to pay the annual increases?

     
  7. Concerned Wellingtonian, 22. July 2020, 17:30

    Traveller, the young are taking over the Council. None of them mentioned rates in their election campaigns.