Hamilton City Council proposes to increase rates by 8.9 percent and spend 902,000 under innovating street projects and removing car parks in CBD. This decision without businesses and community consultation will be a disaster to the city.
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While watching the online council discussions today I learnt that the 5 year targeted 'govt compliance' rate of 4.5% will after the 5 years carry on and be added into the general rate, not come to an end as I had assumed. So 8.9% will then be the baseline for rates increases. The council is getting better and better at hiding the details.
Please sign the petition linked below which asks the Minister of Finance Grant Robertson and Minister for the Public Service Chris Hipkins to support the public service and reverse the decision to suppress wages.