I can’t do much but marvel at how these things play out.
Everyone I know is utterly pissed off with Auckland Council. They don’t like the job it does and they don’t like the cost of their rates.
So Aucklanders have a number of limp wristed weak as piss candidates foisted upon them, probably none of which they like.
None of these candidates talks seriously about lowering rates and how they’re going to do it. No one talks about the need to sweep with a new broom. Not one of them gives detailed and calculated alternative budgets, or real and clearly explained plans.
No media ask any questions directed at these objectives.
The whole exercise is the most ludicrous case of meaningless froth and bubble you could wish for. And they call it democracy.