Put that one in the diary

Andrew Williams has called another North Shore City Council meeting. Good grief the fool is probably out fishing wearing the mayoral chains right now.

The Auckland Council may have been elected with Len Brown up top but North Shore mayor Andrew Williams is to don his mayoral chains one final time.

Williams has surprised councillors by calling a final meeting which will happen two weeks after the election.

Today North Shore City Council officials confirmed Williams has called an “extraordinary meeting” for October 27. An agenda was expected three days before the meeting.

Councillor Chris Darby, who was elected on Saturday to the Devonport/Takapuna community board, said the decision to hold a meeting was “strange”.

“All the other councils are done and dusted. Even though we have a mandate until October 31 I cannot see why we are having a meeting when the city has a new mayor,” Darby said.

“I don’t know what Andrew has in mind. His reign well and truly ended on Saturday so I’m not sure what he has in store.”

I think the Chief Executive of NSCC should be getting back the car and the chains promptly before any damage befalls them.

When is this little tinpot dictator going to take the electoral hint and just fuck off already?


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