(中英)我对你的承诺:韦恩·布朗将如何修复奥克兰

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亲爱的奥克兰人:

你不能发出更明确的信息了,我向你保证,它已经被听到了。

在过去六个月的300多场竞选活动、采访和辩论中,你清楚地表明你爱奥克兰和它的人民。但你知道大部分都坏了。

这是由交通,加上犯罪,未完成的项目和没完没了的红锥,不断上升的成本和议会浪费。

作为你们的新市长,我的责任就是解决问题。

昨天对于维持现状的捍卫者来说是糟糕的选举日,但对于挑战者来说却是美好的一天——不仅仅是在奥克兰,而是在全国各地。

改革是一项任务。我的工作是在奥克兰领导它。



在整个地区,你们选择了一个新的管理机构来代表你们的每一个社区。我将真诚地与他们一起工作。我想赋予议员和议会委员会更有意义的角色,比以往任何时候都有权力做出真正的决定,他们将直接向你负责。

同样,你也选出了新的地方议会会。由于与你们和你们的社区关系最近,我计划将更多的决策权下放给他们。

我的主要市长承诺是使议会控制的组织(CCO)回到控制之下。

我的当务之急是奥克兰运输(AT)。没有一个委员会机构对于奥克兰人如此重要,或更使你愤怒。我认为董事会应该听取选举的信息,主动提出辞职。其他一些CCO的董事会也需要考虑自己的立场。

请放心,我反对三水。Watercare 是不会去任何地方的。但是,最终解决港口问题是有明确授权的。

明天早上,市议会的高级官员会向我简介议会的账目,他们对未来三年的经济预测,以及所有或有负债及其他风险。

这不仅包括市议会本身,还包括中央社区组织和所有其他与纳税人利益相关的实体。

就在本周,我们已经看到普华永道的调查人员到达了Eke Panuku,AT承认我们的铁路和更广泛的公共交通网络受到了大规模和意想不到的干扰,至少持续了两年。没有人会说城市铁路线(CRL)将花费多少或何时开始运行,或者港口失败的自动化项目的真正成本,最初说只涉及6500万纽币的注销。

在竞选期间,我拒绝在地税问题上做出轻率的承诺,直到我们了解了包括CRL和港口在内的账目状况。我们不应该计划增加地税。

我们应该削减成本,寻求效率,停止或推迟一些价值较低的项目,并要求市议会官员为他们所花的钱提供切实的成果。

但是,我们会尽快就未来可能出现的任何地税上调向你们坦白。在我的领导下,你的家庭预算不会突然受到冲击。

在我明天的经济和财政简报会之后,我将在这个星期剩下的大部分时间里,与各位选出的议员进行一对一的会谈,听取他们对你们选区和更广泛地区的优先事项。

我并不急于决定我们将如何组织我们所有的委员会,以及谁将做什么。

你们要求改变,所以我们将从一张白纸开始。

独立毛利人法定委员会的每一位议员和每一名成员都需要发挥自己感兴趣和具有挑战性的作用——通过这些作用,他们可以最好地帮助实现您所要求的变革。这是我们的工作,建立一个运作良好的团队,自由的政治标签,并专注于解决奥克兰的问题。

我也期待着会见Efeso Collins——一个强硬的对手和忠诚的Aucklander,我现在把他当作一个朋友——与他讨论如何最好地为Tāmaki Makaurau的人民服务。

为了今天?好吧,我想我欠我的妻子和家人在K路上的一个大的,长时间的brunch (早午餐),也许今天下午随后会有一个快速的旅行到皮哈海滩。然后,在星期一早上8点,我开始新的工作,我是如此谦卑你托付给我。谢谢大家的支持。我不会让你失望的。

最诚挚的祝福,

韦恩·布朗



My promise to you: Wayne Brown on how he will fix Auckland

Dear Aucklanders,

You couldn’t have sent a clearer message and I promise you it’s been heard.

At over 300 campaign events, interviews and debates over the last six months, you made it clear you love Auckland and its people. But you know much of it is broken.

That’s led by transport, plus crime, unfinished projects and endless red cones, rising costs and council waste.

My responsibility as your new Mayor is to fix it.

Yesterday was a bad election day for defenders of the status quo, but a good day for challengers – not just here in Auckland, but around the country.

There is a mandate for change. It is my job to lead it in Auckland.

Throughout the region, you have chosen a new governing body to represent each of your communities. I will work in good faith with all of them. I want to empower councillors and council committees to have more meaningful roles than they’ve ever had before, with the power to make real decisions for which they will be directly accountable to you.

Similarly, you have elected new Local Boards. Being closest to you and your communities, I plan to devolve more decision-making powers to them.

My key mayoral pledge was to bring the Council-Controlled Organisations (CCOs) back under control.

My most immediate priority is Auckland Transport (AT). There is no council agency which is so important to Aucklanders, or one about which you are angrier. I think the board of directors should heed the message from the election and offer to resign. Boards of directors at some other CCOs need also to consider their positions.



Be assured, I oppose Three Waters. Watercare isn’t going anywhere. But there is a clear mandate to finally resolve the question of the port.

Tomorrow morning, senior council officers will brief me on the council’s books, their economic forecasts over the next three years, and all contingent liabilities and other risks.

That includes not just the council itself, but also the CCOs and all the other entities in which ratepayers have an interest.

Just this week, we’ve seen PwC investigators arrive at Eke Panuku, and AT own up to massive and unexpected disruptions to our rail and wider public transport network for at least two years. No-one will say how much the City Rail Link (CRL) will cost or when it will be running, or the true cost of the port’s failed automation project, which it initially said involved only a $65 million write-off.

During the campaign, I refused to make rash promises over rates until we know the state of the books, including the CRL and port debacles. We should not plan to increase rates.

We should cut costs, seek efficiencies, stop or defer some lower-value projects and require council officers to deliver tangible outcomes for the money that they spend.

But, as soon as possible, we will level with you about any rate increases that might be ahead. There will be no sudden shocks to your family budgets under my leadership.

After my economic and financial briefing tomorrow, I will spend most of the rest of the week meeting one-on-one with each of the councillors you have elected, to hear their priorities for your wards and the wider region.

I am not in a rush about how we will structure all our committees and who will do what.

You have demanded change, and so we will be starting from a blank slate.

Every councillor and every member of the Independent Māori Statutory Board needs roles that interest and challenge them – and through which they can best help deliver the change you demand. It is our job to build a functioning team, free of political labels, and focused on fixing Auckland.

I look forward also to meeting Efeso Collins – a tough opponent and committed Aucklander whom I now count as a friend – to discuss with him how he would like best to serve the people of Tāmaki Makaurau.

For today? Well, I think I owe my wife and family a big, long brunch along K Road, maybe followed by a quick trip to Piha this afternoon. Then, on Monday at 8am, I start the new job that I am so humbled you have entrusted to me. Thank you for your support. I won’t let you down.

Best wishes,

Wayne Brown.



 

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