Bill Disables Standing for more than one Local Board
From Parliament Today
Auckland Council Amendment Progresses
The Local Government (Auckland Council) Amendment Bill (No 3)has passed it committee stage on a voice vote.
This bill remedies a loophole in the current legislation that permits candidates to serve as members on 2 or more local boards at the same time.
The Bill once it passes its final Reading and becomes law means that candidates can only stand for one Local Board rather than multiple as has been done in the 2010 and 2013 elections. I suppose if you want to represent more than one Local Board area you should run for Ward Councillor….
The amendment should be in place in time for the Elections later this year.