Nelson’s Troughing Mayor, Ctd

From a reader, via the tipline

Hi Cameron,

To add to Whale Oil’s coverage of Nelson’s mayor, Aldo Miccio – there was a council meeting today, where he was subjected to a grilling from Crs. Matheson, Barker, Reece and Davy.  It lasted perhaps an hour – other councillors making “noises” – but, by and large, those ones were either not interested – in the mayors’ camp – or concerned more about holding on to their seats.

The reason for the incident: without consulting or advising council, or in any way letting Nelson City councillors know prior to the sending out of council meeting papers on Friday 7 December, Miccio had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the city of Yang Jiang in China on 23 September.

The Nelson Mail, whom Miccio has accused of biased reporting (despite having the most timid editor in Nelson’s history), had two reporters attending instead of the usual one – so it will be interesting to see how the meeting is reported in Wednesday’s paper.

During intermission, as the mayor was getting a cup from the refreshments table, Cr Eric Davy braced him again, telling Miccio that his was an unauthorised commitment on the Nelson City Council.

Miccio replied, “Do you know what? I’d do it again.”

It was said loud enough to have been heard by the reporters. I do hope they include it.

The arrogance of this man is typical for those that seek the reigns of local body power.  But Miccio’s inability to see when he’s gone down a blind alley appears to be his primary problem right now.

When you’re in a hole…

 


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