Triangle TV’s Beatson Interview – David Beatson IVs Christine Fletcher on Rates and the Supercity’s Performance
Triangle TV’s Beatson Interview – David Beatson IVs Auckland City councillor and head of the Citizens and Ratepayers’ team, Christine Fletcher, on how well the post-amalgamation Auckland supercity is performing.
1] What level of comfort do you have about the long-term plan that’s been approved for the super-city?
2] Is the right balance being struck in terms of infrastructure priorities such as road-rail-public transport v freshwater supply, wastewater and sewage disposal?
3] What is your assessment of the executive power of the Mayor?
4] How effective is the relationship between Councillors and CCO boards and management?
5] What’s the formal mechanism for ensuring that implementation of CCO strategies is coordinated where one has the capacity to affect the operations of another.
6] Why is there even more separation between the Council and the Port and Airport companies — managed via the [?]
7] How do you see the relationship between CBD Auckland and the outer communities in determining the direction, priorities and identity of the Super-City?
8] What is your view of the degree of autonomy extended to Community Board and the nature of the relationship they have with the Council itself?
9] Has the structure made a difference to the relationship between the City and Central Govt ?
10] Are there areas where legislative change is needed to lift the City’s performance and improve the co-ordination with Central Govt?
11] Do governance arrangements for Transport, Health, Housing, Education and Welfare services across the Super City region require further development?