is this another disfunctional council?

In what can only be described as bizarre, Christchurch Mayor Gary Moore has supposedly "forced" a pledge of loyalty from his councillors in support of embattled Chief Executive Lesley McTurk.
No sooner he had done, were calls from some that the "pledge" had been obtained under duress.
The Cheif Executive is under pressure with some saying there is a higher than should be turnover of staff at the council. 
Apparently Moore is pissy because questions are being asked where the information could only have come from councillors.
Now here is my point. Councillors are elected by the ratepayers to administer policy in the city. Chief Executives are employed by the council to enact the policy.  If a councillor thinks that there are some performance issues then quite rightly they should be asking the hard question, not lineing up in blind loyalty behind what the mayor thinks.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.