Len Brown continues his profligate spending on un-necessary bureaucracy.
Some enterprising Young Nats sent in a LGOIMA request on the set up costs for the Foundation Youth Advisory Panel.
The documents released show that the Auckland Council spent more than $90,000 on taxi rides, phone topups, petrol reimbursements, flights and food for panel members.
To make matters worse aÂ report by Council staff, which was accidently posted on the Council website last month, recommends to all 21 Local Boards the establishment of â€˜youth boardsâ€™ which collectively could cost ratepayers upwards of $330,000. The members of these panels would be unelected and unaccountable.
Sounds very much like a repeat of the Maori Statutory Board fiasco creating extra layers of unelected andÂ unaccountableÂ bureaucrats who do nothing other than add costs into the council structure.
Len Brown really is starting to earn his moniker of being sneaky and furtive.
Then to add insult to injury Labour party list candidate Richard Hills launched a personal attack on one of the panel members on the Facebook page set up to discuss the issues.
Labour and Len Brown are joined at the hip, more concerned with appearances and personal attacks than value for money.