Council accountability

Rodney Councillor Greg Sayers has been appointed deputy chair of a new budget committee, which will oversee the 10-Year Budget (Long Term Plan), as well as annual budgets.

“The Mayor, who chairs the committee, has created this committee in order to gain tighter control over council’s budget-setting processes,” Cr Sayers says.

Sayers was previously deputy chair of the Revenue, Expenditure and Value Committee, chaired by Maurice Williamson.

That committee has been given a mandate to review the service and financial performance of individual council and council controlled organisation.

Sayers says this will enhance the scrutiny and accountability of spending.