Leggett pledges two terms and rotating committee chairs

The Herald reports:

A mayoral candidate has described the culture at Wellington City Council toxic.

Not just him, but everyone. A senior staffer who just resigned labelled it that. Hard to deny it isn’t.

Leggett says if elected, he’ll introduce an annual rotation of council committee chair people.

“The kingdoms that have been established in different areas, I want to break that. I think we should have revolving chair roles, committees that actually do work, and focus on particular areas.”

Break up the fiefdoms. I like it.

Mr Leggett said if he wins the mayoralty in October, he’ll lead by example and leave after two terms to promote a continual rejuvenation of the council.

“This idea that you hang around for a lifetime like many on Wellington City Council, and you make a job out of it, is not something that I find attractive.”

“My view is that you get in, you make change, and then you move on.”

Absolutely. For those interested this is when the various candidates for Mayor were first elected to Council:

  • Not on , Keith Johnson
  • 2013 – Nicola Young
  • 2010 – Justin Lester
  • 2007 – Jo Coughlan
  • 1994 – Celia Wade-Brown
  • 1992 – Andy Foster
  • 1977 – Helen Ritchie

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