More that 50% absent
I will name and shame
I have been made aware that we have a problem with absenteeism at the Committees of the Whole, and the Governing Body of Auckland Council all which meet on a respective Thursday (sometimes a Tuesday) through a given month. That absenteeism extends to attendance of these Committees getting to under 50% of all the Councillors being present.
Below being a screengrab of the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee today:
I will be checking the Minutes of each Committee of the Whole, and the Governing Body from now on for attendance levels. I will name and shame those who are absent unless they are:
- Winter Holiday (June-July Councillors rotate through on a holiday and that is fine)
- Council Business which usually comes from being “deployed” by the Mayor and/or Deputy Mayor
Holding community clinics on a Committee day is not acceptable as you the Councillor are meant to represent the Community at these Committees <_<