What is wrong with ratepayers?

It seems Tauranga ratepayers will be facing some hefty rate increases over the next 10 years, adding hundreds to the yearly bill. There must be a genetic code in elected officials that forces them to punish the people who pay them. Figures show a 13.6 per cent rate increase in 2018/19, seven per cent in 2019/20 and a 10.7 per cent increase in 2020/21.  A household paying $2500 in rates per year will see that figure rise to $3555 ($68 per week) in three years' time and $4448 ($85 per week) in 10 years' time. If you deduct $4448 from a pensioner's income then its obvious many will be rated out of their homes.

Tauranga rate increases have a history of being higher than just about every other district in NZ. 

What is wrong with ratepayers in Tauranga that they vote the same people into office time and time again? The squanderbug attitude of TCC is clearly shown in the ripping down of a building they could have sold and will now rebuild on the empty site.

Who wants to struggle into the city centre and waste time and petrol looking for a park when one has council business to attend to? The new building should be in somewhere like The Lakes where there will be plenty of parking.

A Bourne, Bethlehem (Abridged).



4 Comments

Time To Front Up

Posted on 07-12-2017 21:47 | By KiwiAz

What happens when you have a Tarsealing Company, given the city services contracts, who then run down those contracts as part of a tax dodge, and a willing accomplice in the form of a corrupt, debt-ridden, incompetent Council ? - a text-book scandal. Now that we have a Govt. elected with a mandate to put an end to such farces, this would be a nice easy case for them to start with, thus providing the catalyst for a Commissioner to finally come and clean up an out of control TCC.

Draft Plan

Posted on 03-12-2017 14:59 | By waxing

What is it about a draft plan that A Bourne doesn't understand? It is draft. It includes everything and then it gets whittled down to a final plan that goes for approval. To suggest otherwise is simply scuttlebutt. If you are so concerned A Bourne, make your submission to council as they review the plan - don't just sit there at your computer whinging.

TCC incompetence

Posted on 03-12-2017 09:11 | By Captain Sensible

In Auckland the annual amount paid by ratepayers to SERVICE THE DEBT is well over $1 million...PER DAY! I believe over $400 million per year. Not wanting to be outdone, TCC are rallying to out do Auckland.

Rates increasing.

Posted on 01-12-2017 18:46 | By phoenix

Congratulations A Bourne, In 10 years time you will be paying what Katikati rate payers are paying NOW!!

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