In an Op-Ed piece, Christopher Ruthe says there’s too much Council decision-making behind closed walls.
‘Our Council considers it was elected to make its decision behind closed walls, he says.
‘This may be due to a Labour majority elected in the last elections.
Councillor Rob McCann was the only one to come out honestly and identify himself.
Briefings’ for Councillors
Under the new regime the Council regularly meets in “Briefings”.
These are so secret the Mayor writes emails to castigate Councillors who raise in public anything that is discussed in ‘Briefings.’
The latest example is his public admonishment of one Councillor and a Community Board member for daring to ask whether spending millions on a Gateway to Kapiti Island is a priority.’
( Editor: “I understand the targets of Guru’s ire were two so-called neo-colonialists, Messrs Burns and Randall)