Jonathan Marshall at the SST reports:
The Auckland Council may have been elected with Len Brown up top but North Shore mayor Andrew Williams is to don his mayoral chains one final time.
Williams has surprised councillors by calling a final meeting which will happen two weeks after the election.
Today North Shore City Council officials confirmed Williams has called an “extraordinary meeting” for October 27. An agenda was expected three days before the meeting. …
Deputy mayor Julia Parfitt said it would not be appropriate for her to comment on Williams’ decision to call a post-election meeting.
“I don’t call the meetings, you would have to speak to the mayor. It certainly wasn’t my choice,” Parfitt said.
She was surprised to learn Williams would be wearing his mayoral regalia.
“I wouldn’t expect him to wear his gown and chain, we have Len Brown as mayor now.”
Maybe he is going to loop the mayoral chains around his waist, and weld them to the Council Chamber so he can’t be evicted?
Should the Councillors wear their rain coats in case he mistakes them for trees?