Auckland councillors are angry with the Super City Mayor, with some claiming he has not been straight with the people of Auckland regarding their rates.
Mayor Len Brown's promise that no Aucklander will have to pay more than a 10 percent rates increase does not match what many households have been asked to pay in their latest rates bill.
Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer says figures he has sought from the councils financial department show that for 133,000 eligible households the average increase was 10.25 percent.
"The Mayor's not quite being straight with ratepayers on this one. He said it's going to be a maximum increase of 10 percent. What he didn't say was that was based on one baseline rate. When you add in the targeted rates, the 10 percent cap is in fact a bit more than that on average."
Mr Brewer says that for the last few months the Mayor promised anyone who would listen that no one would pay more than 10 percent and now that's not the case, it's not good enough.
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