Last night Labour sat on their hands and refused to support Wellington’s budget which they had voted for at the Policy and Resources committee only a few nights before.
The Policy and Resources committee, composing all parties, proposed a budget increase of 1.58% and it was agreed by all. We have only two months in reserves when the recommendation is that we should have six months.
Wellington is a Labour controlled council and they spend money like water, last year they forced through a rise of 7.87% when savings could have been made.
Their about-face would be comical were it not so irresponsible, last night’s behaviour was pure political opportunism.