Chairman of the extremely dodgy Hawkes Bay Regional Council Fenton āJong-Unā Wilson is back to his old tricks bullying and threatening and trying to stop the democratic process.
Ratepayers face a financial risk because Hawke’s Bay regional councillor Tom Belford refuses to declare a conflict of interest, the council’s chairman says.
Chairman Fenton Wilson made the claim at a regional council meeting on Wednesday in the latest round of an ongoing war of words between the two men on the matter.
At issue is whether Mr Belford has a “pre-determined” position – due to his previous role as a spokesman for an advocacy group – on Plan Change 6, an environmental management regime for the Tukituki catchment.
The plan change was imposed by a board of inquiry that also granted consent to build the Ruataniwha dam and water storage scheme in the same catchment. Ā Read more »