It is clear from the shambles that “is” Len Brown, that the sanctions and remedies around Mayors – perhaps especially Executive Mayors - are a pointless sham to the extent that they exist at all.
They fail both in respect of any given event – such as non disclosure even as a breach of contract – and they fail to prevent repetitions… see Manukau and credit cards re-visited.
A simple remedy would be to attach liability, personal liability equivalent to that every director of a company in NZ from the tiniest to the largest faces, to the role.
Why on earth not? Why on earth do shareholders who vote for their directors get this protection while the voting community of the 1.5 million or so in Auckland do not?
Minimal to fix this and surely a no brainer.