Christchurch City Council offices

Dean Knight blogs his disapproval of the decision of Christchurch City Council to lease new premises, a couple of days before the election.  Dean is a lawyer and covers the legal angle well.

I agree that they should not have voted on an issue like this so close to the election. In fact they voted after most people had voted, which makes it worse.

I wonder if a solution is to dissolve Councils once nominations for the elections close?

I mean the country survives very well with no Parliament for a couple of months.  I am sure a city can survive being in caretaker mode for six weeks or so.