Congratulations to councillor Sharon Stewart for voting against the Mayor’s proposed 5.9 per cent rate hike to fund climate control.
I strongly disagree that is a responsibly for councils to be adding to rate demands, considering inflation and the increased cost of living we are currently experiencing.
With regards to Councillor (Paul) Young, he voted for the increase clearly believing it is affordable for his constituents. Well Mr Young, you have read this wrong. The latest poll has 53 per cent of voters opposed to the increase.