Posted on June 23, 2019
Trust in Auckland Council decision making fell to just 20% in this last survey. Yet making secret decisions like what to do about the former council HQ, the heritage-listed Civic Administration Building, doesn’t help.
Brian Rudman says in his Herald article that this deal could burn ratepayers. On the next Council, we need more open, transparent (and shorter!) discussions on issues like this.
Commercially confidentiality has to be protected (Auckland desperately needs commercial help with our investment backlog) but we need a better way to do that which builds greater citizen trust.
My Albert-Eden-Puketapapa running mate Christine Fletcher strongly supported a more open debate.