Councillor Ross Clow sets out a very good summary of how Auckland Council got so out of touch with the community over the long term plan 2015/2025
Perhaps Ben Ross should look at the close vote in the Auckland Council's 2015/2025 long term plan finalisation. The vote only passed by the slimmest of majorities when two councillors got cold feet. I feel that they voted for the motion to pass the plan against their better judgement.
Leadership is the ingredient that is missing from the current council.