As part of the Auckland Climate Grant, Auckland Council is allocating $225,000 to community-run climate action groups. The funding round is set to open in March 2024.
The Council is reviewing its 10 year budget proposal. A consultation will take place in February, in which the public can make submissions about the topics that matter to them.
Beth spoke to Counsellor for Manukau Lotu Fuli about the Auckland Climate Grant and the review of the first proposal for Auckland Council’s 10 year budget, and began by asking her what the Council hopes to achieve with the grant.
For this week’s City Counselling, Beth caught up with Counsellor for Waitakere Shane Henderson. They spoke about proposed congestion charges, which could come into effect as soon as 2025.
Mayor Wayne Brown has previously proposed charges of $3.50 and $5 during peak hours for car-users on State Highway One, between Penrose and Greenlane, and State Highway 16, between Lincoln Road and Te Atatū Road.
For this week’s City Counselling, Beth caught up with Counsellor for Waitakere Shane Henderson about Auckland Council’s desire to increase police presence in the city centre and the Council’s decision to purchase a 12 million dollar property bordering the Auckland Botanic Gardens.
For City Counselling this week, News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Manukau Councillor Lotu Fuli about the potential establishment of Māori seats on its governing body, lowering the voting age to 16 for local elections, and a new $2 billion dollar flood relief package.
For City Counselling this week, our regular catch-up with the Auckland Council, News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Councillor Shane Henderson about the council deciding on whether to establish seats for Māori representatives and on-street parking prices increasing across the city.
This week on City Counselling News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to councillor for Waitākere Shane Henderson about a recently released 'state of the city' report comparing Auckland to nine cities globally.
She also asked him about the government's plans for 19 new marine protection areas for the Hauraki Gulf, which would nearly triple the area currently covered.
For City Counselling this week Simon spoke with Waitākere Councillor Shane Henderson. Shane spoke about how those in his ward have reacted to the Auckland City Council Budget which has seen a partial sale of airport shares and rate rises. Simon began by asking Shane how the process of the budget negotiation was.
For City Counselling this week Simon spoke with Manukau Councillor Lotu Fuli. Lotu spoke about the budget meeting which is currently taking place where councillors are voting on the mayor’s budget. Simon began by asking Lotu how morale is among councillors after last week where abusive emails were sent to councillors, and how she is finding the budget process.