Council chief executive 'takes full responsibility' for error in process

by Kim Bowden - Mar 26, 2024

Central Otago District councillors are being pulled together for an unscheduled meeting this week to fix an error made during last week's council meeting.

The resolution passed by councillors in relation to a mandatory representation review was a little light on details and, as a result, it does not comply with legislation.

Now, a fresh resolution will be voted on at an extraordinary council meeting called for Thursday, and which will be held online.

Today, a spokesperson for the council says, "the chief executive takes full responsibility for this break down in the process".

The reworded resolution details each part of the representation arrangements being proposed by councillors to come into effect from the next local government elections to be held towards the end of 2025. 

Members of the public will soon be given opportunity to have their say on two suggested changes from the current set-up - an extra councillor elected from the Cromwell ward, at the expense of one from the Vincent ward, and a reduction in the number of councillors appointed back to each of the respective wards' community boards.



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