Auckland Emergency Budget Submission

We are keen to assist in exploring community-led opportunities and solutions in our recovery from COVID-19. At best, a 3.5% rate rise means reduced support to vulnerable groups and communities already. At worst, a lesser 2.5% rate rise is likely to generate permanent closures of some community facilities and services, reductions in community grants and local projects which communities and groups rely on. We are also concerned about cuts to our environmental and important climate change work and proposal. We would like to see a whole new approach in thinking to better respond to COVID impact…”