response from council to speaking rights and my reply

From: Mike Giddey []
Sent: Tuesday, 23 October 2012 3:38 p.m.
To: ‘grace

Dear Grace,

Your request to speak in Public Input at the Governing Body meeting on Thursday, 25 October 2012 has been declined by the Mayor under Standing Order 3.21.3 which states that Public Input is not to be used to speak to a matter that has already been considered and determined.




To: ‘Mike Giddey’
Cc: ‘Mayor Len Brown’; ‘Councillor Penny Hulse’; ‘Councillor Cathy Casey’; ‘Cr Northey, Richard’; ‘Councillor Sandra Coney’; ‘’; ‘Councillor Mike Lee’; ‘Councillor John Walker’; ‘Councillor Sharon Stewart’; ‘Councillor Michael Goudie’; ‘Councillor Ann Hartley’; ‘’; ‘’; Catriona McDougall (; ‘Councillor Alf Filipaina’; ‘Councillor George Wood’; ‘’; ‘Councillor Calum Penrose’; ‘’; ‘Wayne Walker’; ‘Dick Quax’; ‘’; ‘’; ‘’
Subject: RE: REQUEST FOR SPEAKING RIGHTS on serious council corruption has been declined


I  wish to speak to the council on the fact that  Whistle-blowers are totally ignored .

This is a serious matter of council corruption and it is being ignored.

What I wish to present is new evidence which shows  conclusively that the councils own internal investigations and reporting mechanisms are not effective against corruption.

Here we have a classic case of  public   office for private  pecuniary gain and the council chooses to ignore it.

Could you please by way of LGOIMA provide me with all the information which you rely on   which suggests that this matter has been considered and determined

As far as I am aware this matter has never been formally   brought before councillors and has been   dealt  with only through administrative staff.

I request this under urgency provisions  as  I wish  to speak to the  councillors on Thursday, they should not be kept in the dark.


Grace Haden


Because truth matters


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