Mayor of Auckland

The Auckland Mayor leads the governing body of Auckland Council. The mayor’s job is to promote a vision for Auckland and lead the development of the council’s plans, policies and budget. The mayor appoints the deputy mayor, establishes committees for particular topics, and appoints chairs for those committees. This is a first past the post (FPP) election, so you vote by ticking the name of your preferred candidate on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Auckland Council mayoral election.

Climate change and resilience

Climate change poses a huge challenge for communities as more frequent extreme weather events require us to rethink how we live and where. Local authorities are at the forefront of efforts to respond, with responsibilities for environmental planning and regulation, as well as civil defence. Many councils have plans to reduce emissions in their area and are working to help their communities adapt to a warming world.

Climate change and resilience

Climate change poses a huge challenge for communities as more frequent extreme weather events require us to rethink how we live and where. Local authorities are at the forefront of efforts to respond, with responsibilities for environmental planning and regulation, as well as civil defence. Many councils have plans to reduce emissions in their area and are working to help their communities adapt to a warming world.

  • Treat the climate change emergency as an 'emergency', something that needs immediate action, not a slight inconvenience.

    Establish free extensive public transport, especially in deprived areas such as South Auckland and to and from Auckland Prison.

    Support and extend the plan to improve cycle and walkways, including over the Harbour Bridge.

  • Intellectually, it is fuel purchases that are Auckland's greatest outgoing cost. This observation marks Ryan impetus to reduce fuel wastage.

    Ensure that drainage systems keep up with rising sea levels that causes pressure drops in, pipes from land to sea, as fall is reduced.

    Becoming carbon neutral requires practical people, engineers, do'ers. Not sitters. Let's get the right people in power first.

  • Create a 30 year plan for retreat, mitigation and resilience involving civil defense, environmental scientists and engineers.

    Give local boards more power to create community solutions, such as local power grids, water collection, food gardens and traffic management.

    Radically improve public transport network and make using it free for Auckland residents.

  • Cancel the nonsense 'climate change' action plan, costing $1,000 million over the next 10 years, for a 1% reduction in vehicle emissions.

    Co-ordinate and support first responders with training and resources so they can cohesively deal with civil defence situations as they arise.

    Ensure that Auckland City can realistically meet earthquake strengthening regulations, without hamstringing the city's ability to function.

  • Initiate immediate mitigation procedures for flooding caused by poor maintenance of city waterways, culverts and drains.

  • Reinforce and implement a rigorous climate change daily living plan with Aucklanders. With Aucklanders input, approval and involvement.

    Strengthen up and sturdy up our Auckland Civil Defence strategies to be more robust, applicable, stronger and simpler to implement locally.

    Substantiate workable, realistic, doable Aucklander reduction actions in greenhouse gas emissions, affordably, easily and efficiently.

  • Prioritise mitigating the impact of climate change, for example by improving storm water and drainage in flood-prone suburbs.

    Shift freight to rail, starting with the port. Reduce congestion and making our streets safer.

    Reduce future emissions with smarter public transport and getting the overdue and over-cost City Rail Link back on track and finished.

  • Establish Auckland's energy independence through both council and community capital investment in renewable energy and storage.

    Survey Aucklanders to establish realistic/sustainable growth targets to provide the basis for future plans. More people equals more CO2.

    Promote the 3 Es' of passenger modes of transport. Efficient energy, Efficient space, Efficient speed, to max. asset use and minimise CO2.

  • Institute local 'People's Assembles' to thoroughly debate the issue and find local solutions.

    Reduce the toxic load on the whole region so the natural biome can operate at maximum efficiency for optimal outcomes.

    Civil Defence head quarters in every catchment area, as self-sufficient as possible, and operating as 24/7 crisis centres for social distress as well.

  • Consult with hybrid vehicle and solar power panel industry. Affordable pricing. Reduce power bills with clean, green, renewable energy.

    Get Auckland on board with Meatless Monday. A plant-based burger has a carbon footprint twelve times smaller than a beef burger.

    Seek government assistance in civil defence situations. Disaster response resources. Damage funding assistance. Recovery. Restoration.

  • Reduce landfill by importing machinery that turns waste into renewable energy.

    Reduce emissions by 2030. Tough job, electrifying public transportation, ie trains, buses, and ferries is a good start.

    Improve civil defence. Use more community services to ensure that coping with disasters are organised better.

  • Convene a coalition of mayors for climate action and advocate to government on solutions and investment in Auckland's Climate Action Plan.

    Support Auckland's commitment to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030 (against a 2016 baseline) and reach zero net emissions by 2050.

    Support iwi, volunteer and social enterprises to cultivate, plant and maintain trees and implement green solutions in public spaces.

  • Protect the environment and good crop land. Spend affordably, at a time of financial crisis costs.

    Lessen pollution and carbon dioxide output, but at a reasonable and affordable rate. We will not use it as a fundamental driver in all council policy.

    Protect the harbour wildlife and fisheries. Ensure to support civil defence.

  • Achieve a zero-emissions bus fleet by 2030 to meaningfully reduce the area contributing to Auckland's largest emissions' sector, transport.

    Develop a more feasible plan to reduce transport emissions that focusses on reducing congestion and provides greater transport options.

    Focus investment on appropriate coastal inundation mitigation projects to better manage the impact of rising sea levels.

  • Incentivise local businesses to allow flexible work arrangements in location and hours to reduce traffic congestion and peaks in traffic.

    Encourage more passive insulation technologies to be used in all public and private construction and provide incentives for innovation.

    Provide incentives for homeowners to reduce water and power usage, and install solar and wind generation and water storage tanks at home.

  • Treat the climate change emergency as an 'emergency', something that needs immediate action, not a slight inconvenience.

    Establish free extensive public transport, especially in deprived areas such as South Auckland and to and from Auckland Prison.

    Support and extend the plan to improve cycle and walkways, including over the Harbour Bridge.

  • Intellectually, it is fuel purchases that are Auckland's greatest outgoing cost. This observation marks Ryan impetus to reduce fuel wastage.

    Ensure that drainage systems keep up with rising sea levels that causes pressure drops in, pipes from land to sea, as fall is reduced.

    Becoming carbon neutral requires practical people, engineers, do'ers. Not sitters. Let's get the right people in power first.

  • Create a 30 year plan for retreat, mitigation and resilience involving civil defense, environmental scientists and engineers.

    Give local boards more power to create community solutions, such as local power grids, water collection, food gardens and traffic management.

    Radically improve public transport network and make using it free for Auckland residents.

  • Cancel the nonsense 'climate change' action plan, costing $1,000 million over the next 10 years, for a 1% reduction in vehicle emissions.

    Co-ordinate and support first responders with training and resources so they can cohesively deal with civil defence situations as they arise.

    Ensure that Auckland City can realistically meet earthquake strengthening regulations, without hamstringing the city's ability to function.

  • Initiate immediate mitigation procedures for flooding caused by poor maintenance of city waterways, culverts and drains.

  • Reinforce and implement a rigorous climate change daily living plan with Aucklanders. With Aucklanders input, approval and involvement.

    Strengthen up and sturdy up our Auckland Civil Defence strategies to be more robust, applicable, stronger and simpler to implement locally.

    Substantiate workable, realistic, doable Aucklander reduction actions in greenhouse gas emissions, affordably, easily and efficiently.

  • Prioritise mitigating the impact of climate change, for example by improving storm water and drainage in flood-prone suburbs.

    Shift freight to rail, starting with the port. Reduce congestion and making our streets safer.

    Reduce future emissions with smarter public transport and getting the overdue and over-cost City Rail Link back on track and finished.

  • Establish Auckland's energy independence through both council and community capital investment in renewable energy and storage.

    Survey Aucklanders to establish realistic/sustainable growth targets to provide the basis for future plans. More people equals more CO2.

    Promote the 3 Es' of passenger modes of transport. Efficient energy, Efficient space, Efficient speed, to max. asset use and minimise CO2.

  • Institute local 'People's Assembles' to thoroughly debate the issue and find local solutions.

    Reduce the toxic load on the whole region so the natural biome can operate at maximum efficiency for optimal outcomes.

    Civil Defence head quarters in every catchment area, as self-sufficient as possible, and operating as 24/7 crisis centres for social distress as well.

  • Consult with hybrid vehicle and solar power panel industry. Affordable pricing. Reduce power bills with clean, green, renewable energy.

    Get Auckland on board with Meatless Monday. A plant-based burger has a carbon footprint twelve times smaller than a beef burger.

    Seek government assistance in civil defence situations. Disaster response resources. Damage funding assistance. Recovery. Restoration.

  • Reduce landfill by importing machinery that turns waste into renewable energy.

    Reduce emissions by 2030. Tough job, electrifying public transportation, ie trains, buses, and ferries is a good start.

    Improve civil defence. Use more community services to ensure that coping with disasters are organised better.

  • Convene a coalition of mayors for climate action and advocate to government on solutions and investment in Auckland's Climate Action Plan.

    Support Auckland's commitment to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030 (against a 2016 baseline) and reach zero net emissions by 2050.

    Support iwi, volunteer and social enterprises to cultivate, plant and maintain trees and implement green solutions in public spaces.

  • Protect the environment and good crop land. Spend affordably, at a time of financial crisis costs.

    Lessen pollution and carbon dioxide output, but at a reasonable and affordable rate. We will not use it as a fundamental driver in all council policy.

    Protect the harbour wildlife and fisheries. Ensure to support civil defence.

  • Achieve a zero-emissions bus fleet by 2030 to meaningfully reduce the area contributing to Auckland's largest emissions' sector, transport.

    Develop a more feasible plan to reduce transport emissions that focusses on reducing congestion and provides greater transport options.

    Focus investment on appropriate coastal inundation mitigation projects to better manage the impact of rising sea levels.

  • Incentivise local businesses to allow flexible work arrangements in location and hours to reduce traffic congestion and peaks in traffic.

    Encourage more passive insulation technologies to be used in all public and private construction and provide incentives for innovation.

    Provide incentives for homeowners to reduce water and power usage, and install solar and wind generation and water storage tanks at home.

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