He was also one of the proponents of greater regional integration between the various cities. - New Zealand Herald, Monday 06 November 2006 One of the plans that he mooted together with the other affected mayors called for an Auckland Super-City with unified city government and a unified Council rates system, as well as an abolishment of the Auckland Regional Council (ARC). However, the plan was widely criticised for not promising increased financial efficiency - New Zealand Herald, Saturday 09 September, 2006 and later discarded.
John Law has also attacked the ARC in other ways, such as when he expressed his opinion that the Regional Council should not have a say in land use (zoning) and should stick to dealing with environmental concerns. - New Zealand Herald, Saturday 28 April 2007