Economy

BRENT MELVILLE: Auckland's big ratepayer-owned Co's need reining in

Brent Melville
Tue, 18 Aug 2020

BRENT MELVILLE: Auckland's big ratepayer-owned Co's need reining in
Brent Melville
Tue, 18 Aug 2020
Last week's release of a 99-page report into Auckland’s council-owned companies, has confirmed what most ratepayers already know; they act as a law unto themselves. The $650,000 independent review, commissioned by Mayor Phil Goff and the first since the supercity's formation 10 years ago, found a disconnect between the council’s five big ratepayer-owned firms, their council parent and the public.  At the heart of that lack of accountability is the “misguided” belief that CC...

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