Phil Wilson in the Mayor’s office has fessed up to “mistakes”. Â The NZ Herald finally gets around to starting to hold Len Brown to account.
Perhaps they have heard the whispers about the content of the EY report and have decided to be on the winning side.
Len Brown’s office last night confirmed that the Auckland Mayor has not complied with the council code of conduct rules over a trip to Hong Kong.
Responding to an urgent request under official information laws by theÂ Herald, Mr Brown’s chief of staff, Phil Wilson, owned up after chief executive Doug McKay allowed the issue to simmer for two days.
Mr Wilson said he understood Mr Brown did not file an annual return of interests by July 31 under the code of conduct because it was under review at the time.
“As a consequence, elected members – and myself on Len’s behalf – did not file returns understanding they would be requested to do so at a later date,” Mr Wilson said.
The code of conduct matter is the latest in a string of issues about the trip, which has been shrouded in mystery and controversy.
Even though Phil Wilson is throwing himself under the bus it is actually the Mayor who is responsible for filing those documents. Â Read more »