Who should get the sack from the Mayor’s office?

Yesterday Bevan Chuang was in the Herald on Sunday crying a river of tears about how hard done by she is. He has been sacked from various positions and boards as a result of her close relationship with the ratbag mayor Len Brown.

Len Brown meanwhile has escaped scot free, mainly because of his extreme narcissism and refusal to buckle.

However the Ernst &Young report highlighted some grave deficiencies in the operation of the Mayors office. Deficiencies, we as ratepayers shouldn’t have to accept.

When you have a budget of over $3 million per annum you’d think that the simple stuff would be right.

However what we have is a orchestrated litany of failure.

Let’s examine those failings. 

  1. Failure to correctly answer LGOIMA requests. Multiple requests garnered multiple answers, none of which were true.
  2. Failure to complete gift registers
  3. Failure to complete Members Pecuniary Interests registers
  4. With 1300 personal texts and calls from the mayors phone why were they signed off, and why were no alarm bells rung at such excessive txting and calling to the same number.
  5. Failure to inform council of overseas trips.

When you look at all those failings, then you very quickly come to the conclusion that only the Chief of Staff could be the one responsible. He is after all responsible for the budget and all sign off from the mayors office.

If someone has to go under the bus then surely that person would be Phil Wilson.

What did he know about Bevan Chuang? Why did he sign off cellphone bill after cellphone bill with thousands of personal calls and txts? What did he know of Bevan Chuang? Did he do anything to stop it?

In all honesty if you cared about the mayor’s longevity wouldn’t you try to stop it?

When you look at all that, and add in the threatening text messages…there can be only one remaining suspect for that now…Phil Wilson. He knew the numbers that were sent messages…he knew of Bevan Chuang…he signed off the bills for goodness sake.

If someone is to be held to account then surely that someone should be Phil Wilson.

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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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