What happened to the compliance and accountability processes at Auckland Council that allowed Foley to repeatedly force through these poor decisions over such a long period? There are many, many projects that will never see the light of day so the false claims the benefits of this spending are yet to be realized need to have a harsh light upon them.
As mentioned elsewhere senior managers either walked or were walked but $1,240,000,000 doesn't get vaporized without process failures and lack of accountability throughout the organisation. The highest levels of the senior team must have seen the impact to the bottom line, e.g. our rates.
Does anybody see the irony in the top two payment contracts made by Auckland Council? Yes, that is for six months only.
You also need to factor into the cost of the overseas trips to understand how the vendor can ensure a mutually beneficial outcome, so it is not all salaries and consultants.
Does anybody know if McCall is still feeding at the public trough or did he exit with Foley?