Time to Check for Councillor Attendance to Committees and Workshops #AKLPols

So who has been showing up and who has not

 

It was raised at the Governing Body yesterday that Councillor attendance to Committees and workshops in regards to the Unitary Plan have been much to be desired. As it was pointed out the strongest NIMBYs on the Governing Body against the Unitary Plan were often the ones absent when policies are being made and decisions are voted on.

I have seen first hand Councillors absent or not even paying attention in Committees over the last three years and these people are paid to be your elected representatives.

 

Bit empty at the August Regional Strat and policy meeting today
Bit empty at the August Regional Strat and policy meeting today

 

Subsequently I have filed a Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act request to Council over Councillor attendance:

Attendance of Councillors to Committees, the Governing Body and Workshops

Ben Ross made this Official Information Act request to Auckland Council

Currently waiting for a response from Auckland Council, they must respond promptly and normally no later than March 24, 2016 (details).

From: Ben Ross

February 25, 2016

Dear Auckland Council,

In light of happenings in the Governing Body on February 24, 2016 I
request to see the attendance records of Councillors to the
following since the second Council term began in 2013:

1) Attendance record (including lateness, early departures and full
absences) of all Councillors to all Auckland Development Committee
meetings whether open or in confidential

2) Attendance record (including lateness, early departures and full
absences) of all Councillors to all Unitary Plan Committee meetings
whether open or in confidential

3) Attendance record (including lateness, early departures and full
absences) of all Councillors to all Governing Body meetings whether
open or in confidential

4) Attendance record (including lateness, early departures and full
absences) of all Councillors to all Unitary Plan Workshops since
the second term of Council in 2013.

I thank you and appreciate your time with this request

Yours faithfully,

………

Source: https://fyi.org.nz/request/3679-attendance-of-councillors-to-committees-the-governing-body-and-workshops/new

 

The fourth one will be the big one to see as it is known attendance to workshops was low.

 

Will see the results of this when it comes through

 

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