So all the CEO's of disbanding councils in and around Auckland have been given golden handshakes to send them on their way.
But there seems to be an unhealthy degree of secrecy over the package paid out to Leigh Auton, Len Brown's CEO at Manukau City Council. Councils derive their income from ratepayers, so don't you think that ratepayers have a right to know how their hard-earned cash is being spent? We certainly do.
If Len Brown is going to run the Aucklnad supercity with this degree of secrecy, then we're glad we live down-country. Brown's Achilles heel seems to be transparency and openness, or as he himself has put it, truth; with limits. We reckon that Auckland ratepayers deserve better, so we call on Brown to front up over the level of Auton's exit package. And whilst he's at it, Brown might like to tell Manukau ratepayers just who it was they shouted a meal to at Volare restaurant last year.
It's THEIR money you're spending Len; never forget that.