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.