Last year I published several articles critical of the actions of Wendy Brandon Counsel for council , I was concerned with her position of being judge and executioner and acting in what appears to be an autonomous manner with the affairs of council and by passing the input of those who have been duly elected to represent the rate payers.( of which I am one )
the issues which I have raised are serious ones and issues which affect her employment as counsel for council.
the following are links to some of the issues I have published and include emails which I have sent to councilors asking for an independent investigation into corruption. With Gate keeper Wendy in the way serious public corruption is being swept under the carpet. the following are my topics as they were posted from early November 2012
One of my LGOIMA requests which she refused was for the job description that she is employed under .
It is also not lost on me that Brookfields Lawyers who have been very keen to keep the lid on the public corruption which I have been questioning are listed amongst the highest paid lawyers used by council see reference here
the following is the confirmation from Brandon herself that my emails are diverted to her , so much for democracy it would appear that we have a hand full of council employees running rough shot over the democratic process and the one person whose actions I am questioning is the only one to receive my emails!
It realy leaves me with one question WHO IS RUNNING COUNCIL? Why bother with an elction process when we could just run it with a lawyer in charge instead of a whole heap of people.
From: Wendy Brandon [mailto:Wendy.Brandon@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz]
Sent: Wednesday, 13 February 2013 8:43 a.m.
To: ‘Grace Haden’
Subject: RE: Diverted emails urgent lgoima/privacy act request.
Emails to elected members and other council staff are often filtered to ensure the most efficient use of their time and to ensure that council resources are applied to best effect. Councillors, for example, have dedicated support staff who manage their emails on a daily basis. All of the elected members and senior council staff to whom you write receive large volumes of emails every day. In this situation emails from you to the various and numerous addressees have been blocked to all council addresses except my own since November 2012. You were advised at that time that all correspondence from you will be retained in council records but no reply will be sent. This applies also to all LGOIMA requests, in respect of which a failure to reply is a deemed refusal that may be referred to the office of the Ombudsman by way of complaint.
Please note that there is no legal requirement for emails sent to a council email address to be delivered unfiltered to that or any other particular email address; any email sent to an elected member’s email address or any other council officer may be treated as having been received by council for LGOIMA and other official purposes.
From: Grace Haden [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, 11 February 2013 5:22 PM
To: Bruce Thomas
Subject: Diverted emails urgent lgoima/privacy act request.
Forwarded to Neta
It has been brought to my attention that emails from certain people are not being deleiverd to the councillors and or council managers that they are addressed to.
By way of privacy act and LGOIMA could you please urgently advise if there is a block or diversion on my email address or any of the email addresses I use. If so
Is a block or diversion
- When di d it take effect
- Under which legislation are you capable of doing this
- When was I advised of it
- Who is blocked from receiving my emails
- Who are my emails diverted to
- Who approved this
- Please provide all correspondence relating to this action/ decision.
I seek the answers to these questions under urgency as it effects my right to transparency and justice.