"I will ensure the people of East Auckland are heard at the Council table"

 
 
 
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From the 22nd of August to the 13th of September voting will be open for the Councilor for Howick ward of Auckland Council on the governing body.

With business and governance experience, combined with strong community connections, I have an unrivaled mix of what's needed to be your councillor.

Auckland Council is making an unprecedented investment in the rest of Auckland and I'll ensure East Auckland is no longer left behind. I will demand an honest and accountable council, challenge reckless spending and battle to protect our neighborhoods and heritage and put the people of East Auckland first.

I'll make sure we get our fair share of funding; fast-track the Eastern Busway, arrest shoddy park maintenance, put the handbrake on rates increases, protect our parks from sell-offs, transform public transport and make every beach swimmable.

With your support, I will provide the vision and leadership to tackle the tough issues, put in the hard work and ensure the people of East Auckland are heard at the council table.

 
 

My priorities

If elected, these will be the key priorities for me as a Councillor.

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Fair share for East Auckland

The size of a small city and growing fast, East Auckland needs investment or we will be left behind. With nearly 10% of the cities population (and growing fast), we must ensure that we get the investment required to build our future without costing us everything we have today.

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Delivering on transport

Council has recently signed off on the largest investment in transport our city has ever seen. For the first time, Auckland has a properly funded long term transport plan. However Council needs to make sure that this delivers on its promise and that we don’t lose sight of the local issues.

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Open and accountable Council

Our governing body must operate in a more disciplined and constructive manner. We must see an end to the mistrust and hidden reports - our councillors must have all the information they need to make decisions and act professionally with privileged information.

How to vote

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Howick Council Ward

To vote in the by-election you will need to live in the dark blue area of the map and complete a postal vote.

Voting is open from 22 august - 13 September.

Simply tick "Damian Light — Putting East Auckland First" on your ballot paper and post it before the deadline. 

To ensure your vote is counted, it needs to be posted by Monday 10 September 2018. All voting packs include an addressed return envelope.

Check out the auckland Council website for more details on the by-election