| Latest Auckland News | Thursday June 7 2012 5:32
An Auckland Council committee will be voting today on options that could mean rates discounts for some in retirement villages.
Many licence-to-occupy retirement villages across Auckland are facing large rates increases because of the fact rates will now be based on capital values and will be charged per dwelling.
People in units on the North Shore will be hardest hit with an average $126 increase in the first year.
The Strategy and Finance Committee could give those living in retirement villages a rates discount or a grant.
However, they're being advised by council officers not to do this and instead put the $97,000 worth of administration costs into savings instead.