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Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel held in the Council Chambers, Ground Floor, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Monday, 19 April 2021 at 5.41pm.

 

present

 

Interim co-chair

John Kingi

 

Interim co-chair

Aych McArdle

 

Members

Jack Byrne

 

 

Tux Hika

 

 

Fale Andrew Lesā

 

 

Teresa Platt

 

 

Max Tweedie

 

 

Julie Watson

 

 

 

 

Liaison Councillor

Cr Richard Hills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABSENT

 

Chief Liaison Councillor

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel

19 April 2021

 

 

 

 

Interim co-chair John Kingi opened the meeting with a mihi whakatau.

 

 

Note:   Interim co-chair John Kingi accorded precedence to Item 5 – Election of Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel co-chairs for the 2019 - 2022 term, at this time.

Deputy Lead Officer Rhion Munro chaired the item.

 

 

5

Election of Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel co-chairs for the 2019 - 2022 term

 

Note:   The co-chairs were elected unopposed.

 

The Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel:

a)      noted that the co-chairs would be elected by closed ballot, as agreed at a previous panel workshop

b)      agreed that the co-chairs would be elected using voting system B (as described in Schedule 7, Clause 25 of the Local Government Act 2002)

c)      elected John Kingi and Aych McArdle as co-chairs.

 

 

Note:   The newly elected co-chairs assumed the chair and continued with the meeting

 

 

1          Apologies

 

The Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel:

a)         accepted the apologies from Cr C Casey and Lead Officer David Gruney for absence.

 

 

 

 

Note:   Co-chair John Kingi acknowledged the resignation of Lee Grabarek from the panel and thanked them for their contribution.

 

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

Members were reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arose between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

 

Member Jack Byrne declared he was a member of Rainbow Path who would be presenting to the panel at agenda Item 7 - Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel - community forum.

 

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

There were no minutes to confirm.

 

 

 

4          Extraordinary Business

 

            There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

Note:   Item 5 - Election of Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel co-chairs for the 2019 - 2022 term was considered prior to Item 1 - Apologies.

 

 

6

Panel members' and liaison councillor's updates

 

The Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel:

a)      noted the panel members’ updates

b)      noted the liaison councillor’s update.

 

 

 

7

Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel - community forum

 

The Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel:

a)      received the public input from members of Rainbow Auckland, Rainbow Path and Out@AUT and thanked them for attending.

 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 7.07pm and reconvened at 7.21pm.

 

 

 

Note:   With the agreement of the meeting, a new item of business was considered at this time (Item 11 – Long-term plan – panel feedback).

 

 

11

10-year Budget (Long-term plan) - panel feedback

 

The panel discussed their draft feedback on the 10-year Budget (Long-term plan).  Following agreement of the panel, Member Max Tweedie was delegated to finalise and circulate the feedback for submission. 

 

The Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel:

a)      considered their draft feedback to be finalised and presented to the Finance and Performance Committee on 21 April 2021.

 

 

 

8

Developing the Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel's strategic action plan

 

The Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel:

a)      noted the timeline, focus and possible priorities to develop and confirm its strategic action plan

b)      noted that the strategic action plan will be presented to the 13 May 2021 meeting of Auckland Council’s Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee for endorsement.

 

 

9

Draft Affordable Housing Advocacy Plan

 

The Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel:

a)      considered the Draft Affordable Housing Advocacy Plan.

 

 

 

10        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

Co-chair Aych McArdle closed the meeting with a karakia.

 

 

 

8.41pm                                               The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel HELD ON

 

 

 

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