Rate cuts in Stonnington

Rate cuts in Stonnington

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Councillor Alexander Lew started this petition to Stonnington City Council

Dear Neighbours,

Over the last decade Stonnington's revenue from rates and charges has risen by 68.5%*.

That's an increase on average of 6.85% per year.

Even last year - in the COVID year budget - rather than cut rates to give back to businesses and families struggling with the economic impacts of lockdown, Stonnington decided merely to defer a rate rise for 12 months.

Stonnington has become addicted to vanity projects and virtue signalling campaigns. The time has come to tell Stonnington to cut rates and charges and reign in its reckless spending.

I am a newly elected councillor representing Malvern, East Malvern and Glen Iris.

The council is currently considering our budget for the next financial year and beyond. Some councillors will be advocating for rate rises.

I have a plan to sustainably cut rates and charges by 6% over four years, but I need your help. Please sign this petition to tell the other Councillors to support my plan for sustainable rate cuts over the current four year term.

Yours sincerely,

Councillor Alexander Lew

* Increase has been calculated based on figures published on the the know your council website rounded to the nearest decimal point. See https://knowyourcouncil.vic.gov.au/councils/stonnington for the original data.

 

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