Auckland mayor Len Brown said the higher cost of living was hurting vulnerable communities, and those on fixed incomes. But he said it was important that people get out and support businesses, the Arts Festival and Pasifika to keep the economy ticking over.
And therein lies his problem.
Brown's aspirations are to keep things ticking over whilst apparently awaiting some miracle that will restore our economy to it's former glory. And in the mean time jack rates up 5%.
This is leadership of the absolute lowest possible calibre.
Well Len, I hate to break it to you, but your hoped for miracle is a figment of your well polished arse and pathetically small imagination. Ticking over is not an option. In this day and age of State induced inflation it is an euphemism for rapidly going backwards.
You sold yourself as a man who can.
Merely sitting on one does not constitute change.
We don't want our city ticked over, we want one that kicks butt.
Sadly you have been measured and have come up short.