Hard News by Russell Brown


Still not all that Super?

The third Super City bill -- properly, the Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Bill – has landed. And two thirds of Auckland's city services will still be run by unelected Council Controlled Organisations. Local boards will still be able to do little more than choose the colour of the curtains.

On the upside, after select committee submissions, the bil has been amended so that CCOs will actualy have to hold their meetings in public, and must publish their minutes and decisions. But what kind of idiot would write the original draft that didn't require this kind of basic transparency anyway?


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