Raumati resident Asher Wilson-Goldman, who’ll run for Districtwide Councillor on the KCDC, promises to try to get the Council to bring in the Living Wage of $21.15.
The Kāpiti Coast District Council does not have a Living Wage Policy. But it says it does not pay less than the minimum adult wage of $17.70 — which is $3.45 less than the Living Wage.
But Mr Wilson-Goldman says: “We need a council that represents all of our residents, not just a select few.
His campaign promises
As a Districtwide Councillor, he also promises to:
- Push central and regional Government to fund commuter rail to Ōtaki
- Make sure new subdivisions take into account transport to town centres, schools and train stations;
- Be part of a Council that meets the climate crisis head-on and leads local government in action on climate change;
- Find ways to bring rubbish and recycling back in-house, so Council can incentivise waste-reduction, provide better value for residents and have fewer trucks on the streets
15 Years of campaigning
Mr Wilson-Goldman is 34 and says he has 15 years’ experience campaigning for ‘positive change,’ from grassroots volunteering to working in Parliament.
He works as a Communications and Partnerships manager in a central government agency, helping to connect community groups, local and central government to build stronger communities.
To follow his campaign, find out more or get in contact, visit www.AsherforKapiti.nz.