City Vision-Labour Councillors - Latest News [Page 2]

Council’s Future Planning Framework Flawed

Wednesday, 5 August 2009, 5:16 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

Auckland City Council has now signed off its Future Planning Framework (FPF) as a ‘living document’ which will be able to be taken up by the new Auckland Council to form its new district plan into the future. Councillors Glenda Fryer and Leila ... More >>

Complaint of Political Bias

Thursday, 23 July 2009, 4:34 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

A complaint of political bias has been laid with the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) after analysis showed that that only Mayor John Banks and all of the Citizen & Ratepayers (C&R) councillors have appeared in the ratepayer-funded City Scene newspaper ... More >>

Banks Supercity Submission Opposed to Ak Views

Wednesday, 15 July 2009, 12:17 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

City Vision-Labour Auckland City Councillors are disappointed but unsurprised that John Banks used his Parliamentary Select Committee appearance on the Auckland Supercity yesterday to boost his own interests and views and not those of Auckland City Council ... More >>

Ak Council Plan a Failure of Equity, Imagination

Tuesday, 30 June 2009, 3:50 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

After a 9-month process begun in October 2008, the Auckland City Council has finally signed off its 10-year plan and budgets but only by a whipped party vote from John Banks and the Citizens and Ratepayers (C&R) majority. City Vision-Labour councillors ... More >>

C&R Afflicted With “Rugby World Cup-itis”

Thursday, 18 June 2009, 5:22 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

At today’s Auckland City Council meeting, the Citizens and Ratepayers (C&R) councillors voted for an $84.5 million dollar project on Queen’s Wharf which will host the public space activities for the Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011) described as ‘Party ... More >>

Community Disregarded in Waiheke Waste Decision

Thursday, 11 June 2009, 5:13 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

Auckland City Council’s City Development Committee today disregarded and ignored the Waiheke community when considering a ten-year waste services contract. Citizens and Ratepayers (C&R) councillors voted to disqualify incumbent tenderer Clean Stream ... More >>

People Power Wins Waiheke Waste Issue Reprieve

Thursday, 14 May 2009, 5:28 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

At Auckland City Council’s City Development Committee meeting today, a month-long pause in the Waiheke waste services tender process was agreed to when Citizens and Ratepayers (C&R) councillors finally admitted that more information is needed before ... More >>

C&R Compromise Auckland’s Bus Lane Network

Thursday, 7 May 2009, 1:22 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

At today’s Auckland City Council Transport Committee meeting, Citizens and Ratepayers (C&R) block voted to run a trial which will allow vehicles carrying two or three or more people into the Tamaki Drive bus lanes. This is an about-face on existing ... More >>

C&R Stifle Public Debate on Supercouncil

Thursday, 16 April 2009, 4:44 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

At Auckland City Council’s Regional Governance Committee meeting yesterday, Citizens and Ratepayers (C&R) councillors decided not to hold public meetings about Council’s position on Auckland’s regional governance. They also voted to restrict membership ... More >>

Govt’s Super Council Fails to Put People First

Tuesday, 7 April 2009, 4:03 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

City Vision-Labour Councillors were at the Government’s briefing on Auckland Governance decisions today and believe that their revised model still does not deliver real local democracy for Aucklanders. Overview of the Auckland Council and Super Mayor ... More >>

Renewed Support for Waterview Tunnel Option

Friday, 3 April 2009, 10:28 am | City Vision-Labour Councillors

At Auckland City Council’s Transport Committee yesterday, City Vision-Labour Councillors pushed Citizens and Ratepayers (C&R) into reaffirming their support for the tunnel option for the State Highway 20 (SH20) Waterview connection. Western Bays Ward Councillor ... More >>

Regional Governance Model Raises Concerns

Friday, 27 March 2009, 3:54 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

City Vision-Labour Councillors were at the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance media briefing today and believe the proposals presented raise some real concerns around local voice and democracy. Councillor Richard Northey said, “I am really ... More >>

NZ Govt Has Wrong Transport Priorities for AK

Monday, 23 March 2009, 5:18 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

City Vision-Labour councillors are “deeply disappointed” by the Government’s recent decision to put Auckland’s transport funding back in the melting pot and say they have the wrong priorities for Auckland’s transport. More >>

C&R Say No To Paying Bills At NZ Post

Thursday, 19 March 2009, 4:01 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

After a spirited debate at Auckland City Council’s Finance and Strategy Committee yesterday, the Citizens & Ratepayers (C&R) majority of councillors voted down an amendment by City Vision Councillor Cathy Casey to continue investigating adding ... More >>

C&R Slash Community Events Funding

Wednesday, 11 March 2009, 5:26 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

At today’s Arts, Culture and Recreation Committee of the Auckland City Council, the Citizens and Ratepayers (C&R) councillors resolved that the successful Grey Lynn Park Festival, the Mission Bay Jazz and Blues Streetfest and the Highland Games in ... More >>

$23 Rugby World Cup Targeted Rate Hidden by C&R

Thursday, 5 March 2009, 1:48 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

Yesterday Citizens and Ratepayers (C&R) councillors continued on with their plan to make all Auckland City ratepayer households, whether they be next door neighbours in Mt Albert or miles across the Gulf on Great Barrier, contribute $23 each to pay ... More >>

C&R Council Massively Raise Fixed Charges

Thursday, 5 March 2009, 10:41 am | City Vision-Labour Councillors

Citizens and Ratepayers (C&R) councillors voted yesterday to increase the Uniform Annual General Charge (UAGC) by 55% to $250 for every household in the city which will result in up to 16% rates increases for low and middle-value properties. More >>

Deputy Mayor Votes To Ditch Pasifika Festival

Friday, 13 February 2009, 11:11 am | City Vision-Labour Councillors

Deputy Mayor David Hay stunned members of the council’s Arts, Culture and Recreation Committee today when he spoke and voted against a funding package to rescue the Pasifika Festival. The City Council, through this Committee, had to make an urgent decision ... More >>

Banks, C&R Slash Council Services Another 3%

Thursday, 12 February 2009, 9:40 am | City Vision-Labour Councillors

City Vision and Labour Auckland City Councillors are shocked and surprised to have just received a memo telling them that staff salaries have been frozen and that spending on Council services is be cut by a further 3%. The memo in the name of the City Council's ... More >>

C&R's Secret Commercialisation Agenda

Monday, 22 December 2008, 4:18 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

City Vision and Labour Auckland City Councillors are shocked, appalled and vehemently opposed to revelations in today's New Zealand Herald that Deputy-Mayor David Hay and Citizens and Ratepayers (C&R)Councillors have been secretly pushing the commercialisation ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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