Len Brown is fighting to keep his deal with councillors over repayment secret. He has got bad news coming down the line if he thinks he can do that.
Bernard Orsman reports:
Expectations are rising for a settlement by Auckland Mayor Len Brown towards the $100,000-plus cost of a review into his extramarital affair to be made public.
Three of the five councillors negotiating a settlement – Chris Fletcher, George Wood and Dick Quax – believe it is the wish of the group to make the settlement public.
Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse and Penny Webster, the other two on the negotiating group, are staying quiet.
Mr Brown told theÂ HeraldÂ last week that when councillors set up a group last month to enter into binding negotiations, the resolution was the settlement would be confidential.
He can’t hide, there is a little problem for Len Brown called theÂ Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act and it will most definitely apply to the meetings of 5 councillors and him settling a repayment. They made it council business.Â Read more »