Obviously he was just taking his cue from Lord Mayor Banks’ threat to fire 2,700 employees, meaning council services such as libraries, pools, parks and community centres will need to be cut, alongside his history of privatising half of Auckland City Council’s share of Auckland Airport.
Banks and C&R are doing everything they can to prove they’re not hard right ideologues who will strip services from the rest of the city and flog off Auckland’s public assets. But, as they say, you can’t polish a turd.
Just like when Banks promised to lie in the campaign saying, ‘If I wear my policy on my sleeve, I won’t get elected’, Councillor Goldsmith has again let the poll-tested mask slip by promising to gut the workings of local government across the Auckland region. Be afraid.