KCDC Cr Elliott Acutely embarrassed by Councils Actions
Media Statement KCDC Cr Elliott Acutely embarrassed by
20th February 2013
Re councillor Gavin
Welsh's press statement that 'staff were doing a job that
elected members asked them to do. '
It is a shock that Cr
Welsh seriously believes that staff were asking elected
members to decide whether or not to prosecute the residents
when they first gave us a briefing on the Oriwa Court case 2
weeks ago. KCDC staff had already begun legal proceedings
some months ago.
I am acutely embarrassed by the actions
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