In a televised mayoral forum current mayor Dave Cull accused me or councillors of lying about claims of Greater Dunedin councillors working together.
I believe the evidence shows that Cull is trying to blatantly mislead the public about his Greater Dunedin ‘group’, about their motives and what they have done during the current term – in other words, he appears to be the one who is lying.
The dispute is over whether the Greater Dunedin group is just a loose association or effectively a party that if they gain the majority of seats will rule the Council. There have been reports that they do meet as a caucus in the Mayor’s office with other Councillors excluded. Now any group of Councillors can meet as they like – but transparency is important. If you are a caucus, then be open about it.Tags: Dunedin, Local Body Politics, Pete George