“Best Mayor”, surely they jest?
Clearly some flunky in the top heavy Mayors office thought it would be agood idea to nominate Len Brown for “Best mayor”:
Auckland Mayor Len Brown is in the running to be named the best mayor in the world – but he says he has no idea how he was nominated.
More than 205,000 people from around the world nominated 910 mayors, including Mr Brown, for this year’s World Mayor Prize.
From this long list, the Fellows of The City Mayors Foundation – an international think-tank on local government based in London – have narrowed the list down to 25 mayors, including Mr Brown, for an online poll.
The Fellows will choose the winner and two runners-up based on the number of votes received and the strength and passion of supporting comments.
Some contestants, such as Perth Mayor Lisa Scaffidi, have dozens of glowing testimonials on the World Mayor website, but there is nothing aside from Mr Brown’s name for people to judge him on.
We know what the Herald thinks though with the photo they chose: