The Council owns approximately $34 billion of assets (2010),[52] including over 100,000 hectares of open space, parks and reserves,[53] as well as the large transport assets administered by the Auckland Transport CCO (see that article for more detail). Tomorrow morning, Councillors Cathy Casey and Fa’anana Efeso Collins will be speaking to the Governance and Administration select committee in Wellington. [58], A further concern was that candidates for local boards would have to campaign without knowing the scope of the local board's financial resources, and that a salary for a local board member of around $37,100 was insufficient for what amounted to a full-time position.[50]. [47], New Zealand Local Government magazine followed the story, and criticised the lack of transparency that would ensue from establishing independent CCOs. Coordinates: .mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}36°51′S 174°47′E / 36.850°S 174.783°E / -36.850; 174.783. [57], Critics argued that there was little space for "local" democracy in the new "local government" setup for Auckland, with the proposed "local boards" having little power, such as having no funding or staff of their own, and being forbidden from undertaking numerous government roles, especially where those roles might clash with regional functions such as transport or utilities. Editorialist Brian Rudman accused the Local Government Commission of attempted gerrymandering in its draft proposal for one particular ward. [73], The changes were seen as a potential "neutering" of the power of the new Auckland mayor to implement the policies on which he would be elected. Auckland Council is looking to cut an estimated 500 fulltime equivalent roles to help hit the $120m saving target, on top of the 600 temporary and contract workers who've already been let go. Also, that changing the boundaries in 2010 would have a domino effect on the restructuring of the ward system for the future Auckland councillors. [55] Rates made up 53% of Council's income in 2011, with the remainder being "grants, subsidies, development and financial contributions, user charges and fees". [4], In early 2010 a further dispute emerged. The Auckland Council should determine the extent to which responsibilities for the delivery of stormwater services are shared between local councils and. 6B The Mayor of Auckland's annual "State of the Region" address should describe progress towards the attainment of the vision. In turn, the opponents of inclusion argued that big city developers preferred the inclusion of the rural areas in the Auckland Council boundaries to make development and new subdivision of rural land easier. In 2007, the government set up a Royal Commission on Auckland Governance to report on what restructuring should be done. christine.fletcher@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz, josephine.bartley@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz, Plans, policies, bylaws, reports and projects, Consents, building and renovation projects. 21A 22A Two Māori members should be elected to the Auckland Council by voters who are on the parliamentary Māori Electoral Roll. He said increasing taxes such as rates in a recession makes a recession deeper and that was the wrong thing […] The first Long Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP), the longer-term financial budget of the city, will not be produced until July 2012. Report online if you see a maintenance problem in parks, community facilities or venues, beaches and maunga. [56], Some aspects of the reorganisation were contentious, such as whether all of the Auckland Region should be integrated into the super city, and whether the new structure allowed sufficient local democracy. ... COVID-19 Alert Level 1 Visitors to our buildings should check in using the NZ COVID Tracer app or register manually. My proposal to elect the Governing Body of the Auckland Council (which would require significant legislative change), is based around a 40-seat council (headed by a separately-elected mayor). 22D The Auckland Council should ensure that each local council has adequate structures in place to enable proper engagement with Māori and consideration of their views in the local councils’ decision-making processes. [61] The main Herald editorials noted that the CCO concept introduced "undemocratic elements" in a number of ways, and "could not stand". The members of the governing body are elected from thirteen wards across the Council area using the first-past-the-post system every three years at the same time as the mayor. How Auckland Council works, elections, finances, official information and privacy, council-controlled organisations, executive lead team, the mayor and elected representatives. [54], Auckland Council rates combine the rates of the various amalgamated local councils and the Auckland Regional Council rates. The governing body of the Auckland Council consists of the mayor, deputy mayor, and 19 other members. Apart from conflicting with Council's plans, this might also pit CCOs against each other. Report a problem. The 2016 Auckland local elections took place between September and October 2016 by postal vote. Auckland Council is looking into a code of conduct complaint following a councillor's alleged outburst about tree removal from Māngere Mountain. [81] On 18 July, the Free Speech Coalition filed legal proceedings against Mayor Goff and the Auckland Council after a failed attempt to broker a deal with Goff and the Council to reinstate Southern and Molyneux's speaking event. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. 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This plan will cover matters such as the limits of residential development and the zoning and densities of the suburbs and areas, and will assess how elements like transport and land use are to be linked. Auckland Council (Māori: Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau) is the local government council for the Auckland Region in New Zealand. [61][65] Supporters included the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development, a right-wing think tank. This banner text can have markup.. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation Water restrictions are in effect across the Auckland region. Auckland mayor Phil Goff Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook Councillors have been told the $450 million hole caused by Covid 19 could grow by another $540m, if the border stays closed for two years. 28A The Auckland Council should work closely with consumers, the industry, and central government agencies to develop a. [44], McKay's contract ended in December 2013 and he was replaced by Stephen Town from 15 January 2014. One of the proposals that was hotly criticised by some during the initial Royal Commission proposal was the provision of elected Māori members of the Council (analogous to the Māori seat representation in Parliament). [4], More serious criticism was centred around the fact that urban wards contained significantly more people than some rural wards (and thus received less influence in the future Council per person) and in regards to the small number of Councillors for all of Auckland (with fewer Councillors per head than Aucklanders have MPs representing them in Parliament),[60] and the institution of two-member wards (meaning that contenders would have to field much larger and more costly election campaigns). 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