It looks like Murray McCully has been advising the Auckland Council CEO how to get around financial scrutiny of the council.
Word has it that McCully specifically orders his MFat officials to put all their spending through in amounts that are under the threshold for scrutiny by Bill English.
In Auckland Council they have made that easier by increasing the CEO’s authorised spending limit to $20 million.
Auckland Council’s being accused of getting too big for its boots, after a massive increase to the spending powers of its CEO.
Stephen Town’s delegated authority has been almost tripled, allowing him to spend up to $20 million in one go without councillor approval. Read more »