It is a simple one, requiring a "yes" or "no" answer. Will he allow POAL to make redundant its workforce and contract out its staff?
I'm sure that anyone who has more than a passing interest in the Mexican stand-off between PoAL and the MUNZ would be interested in the answer to this question. At the end of the day however, we wonder whether it's all academic, and whether the Mayor has any say in the operating decisions of a council-owned company.
It would be interesting to know too what other elected Auckland officials think; Cr Cathy Casey, Cr Penny Hulse, Cr Cameron Brewer, and our old Manawatu compatriot Cr George Wood to name but four. If any of these, or other Auckland councillors happen to read this, feel free to leave a comment.
In the meantime, we'll keep an eye out on Idle Thoughts lest Len Brown answers, or lest Robert Winter feels compelled to repeat the question.