I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Albert-Eden Local Board will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

2.00pm

This meeting will proceed via MS Teams and a written summary will be uploaded to the Auckland Council website.

 

Albert-Eden Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Lee Corrick

 

Deputy Chairperson

Margi Watson

 

Members

Graeme Easte

 

 

Rachel Langton

 

 

Julia Maskill

 

 

Will McKenzie

 

 

Christina Robertson

 

 

Kendyl Smith

 

 

(Quorum 4 members)

 

 

 

Michael Mendoza – Democracy Advisor

 

5 May 2022

 

Contact Telephone: 021 809 149

Email:  Michael.Mendoza@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 


Albert-Eden Local Board

10 May 2022

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                         PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                                                         5

2          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

4          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

5          Leave of Absence                                                                                                          5

6          Acknowledgements                                                                                                       5

7          Petitions                                                                                                                          5

8          Deputations                                                                                                                    5

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  5

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                5

11        Local board consultation feedback and input into the Annual Budget 2022/2023 7

12        Election of new Chairperson for the Albert-Eden Local Board                              21

13        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 


1          Welcome

 

 

2          Apologies

 

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

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

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         confirm the minutes of its ordinary meeting, held on Tuesday, 19 April 2022, as true and correct.

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for leave of absence had been received.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for acknowledgements had been received.

 

7          Petitions

 

At the close of the agenda no requests to present petitions had been received.

 

8          Deputations

 

Standing Order 7.7 provides for deputations. Those applying for deputations are required to give seven working days notice of subject matter and applications are approved by the Chairperson of the Albert-Eden Local Board. This means that details relating to deputations can be included in the published agenda. Total speaking time per deputation is ten minutes or as resolved by the meeting.

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for deputations had been received.

 

9          Public Forum

 

A period of time (approximately 30 minutes) is set aside for members of the public to address the meeting on matters within its delegated authority. A maximum of 3 minutes per item is allowed, following which there may be questions from members.

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for public forum had been received.

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-

 

(a)        The local authority by resolution so decides; and

 

(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-

 

(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and

 

(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”

 

Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-

 

(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-

 

(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and

 

(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but

 

(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”


Albert-Eden Local Board

10 May 2022

 

 

Local board consultation feedback and input into the Annual Budget 2022/2023

File No.: CP2022/05824

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To receive consultation feedback from the Albert-Eden Local Board area on:

·    proposed priorities and activities for the Albert-Eden Local Board Agreement 2022/2023. 

·    regional topics for the Annual Budget 2022/2023.

2.       To recommend any local matters to the Governing Body, that they will need to consider or make decisions on in the Annual Budget 2022/2023 process.

3.       To provide input on the proposed regional topics in the Annual Budget 2022/2023.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

4.       Local board agreements set out annual funding priorities, activities, budgets, levels of service, performance measures and initiatives for each local board area. Local board agreements for 2022/2023 will be included in the Council’s Annual Budget 2022/2023.

5.       Auckland Council publicly consulted from 28 February to 28 March 2022 to seek community views on the proposed Annual Budget 2022/2023. This included consultation on the Albert-Eden Local Board’s proposed priorities for 2022/2023 to be included in their local board agreement.

6.       Auckland Council received 11,550 pieces of feedback in total across the region including 1,246 pieces of feedback from the Albert-Eden Local Board area.

7.       From the 1,246 pieces of feedback received from the Albert-Eden Local Board area, 1,233 were from individuals and 13 were from organisations. There were no pro formas received during this consultation from the Albert-Eden Local Board submitters.

8.       Feedback from Albert-Eden Local Board area was:

·    Eighty-one per cent support for the Climate Action Targeted Rate (CATR), fifteen per cent do not support.

·    Fifty-six per cent support for a range of levers proposed to manage on-going budget pressures, seventeen per cent do not support.

·    Fifty-seven per cent support for Operating Spending Prioritisation, eleven per cent do not support.

·    Seventy-three per cent support for moving from a planned region-wide ‘pay as you throw’ (PAYT) system to a region-wide rates-funded rubbish collection system, sixteen per cent do not support.

·    Seventy-three per cent support for Standardise waste management services and charges across Auckland, allowing multi-unit residential developments of ten or more units to opt-out of refuse, recycling, and food scrap services if Council cannot provide a service; sixteen per cent do not support.

·    Fifty-seven per cent support for Standardise waste management services and charges across Auckland, allowing residential and lifestyle properties with between two and nine units to opt-out of refuse, recycling, and food scrap services if Council cannot provide a service; ten per cent do not support.

·    Fifty-three per cent support for Standardise waste management services and charges across Auckland, allowing the opt-out rules for non-residential properties; twelve per cent do not support.

·    Forty-five per cent support for Apply a minimum base charge for waste management to every separately used or inhabited part of a property, eighteen per cent do not support.

9.       In the Annual Budget process there are financial matters where local boards provide recommendations to the Governing Body, for consideration or decision-making. This includes:

·    proposed locally-driven initiative capital projects outside local boards’ decision-making responsibility.

·    release of local board specific reserve funds.

·    any local board advocacy initiatives.

The Governing Body will consider these items as part of the Annual Budget decision-making process in June 2022.

10.     Local boards have a statutory responsibility to provide input into regional strategies, policies, plans, and bylaws. This report provides an opportunity for the local board to provide input on council’s proposed Annual Budget 2022/2023.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive consultation feedback on the proposed Albert-Eden Local Board priorities and activities for 2022/2023.

b)      receive consultation feedback on regional topics in the Annual Budget 2022/2023 from people and organisations based in the Albert-Eden Local Board area.

c)      recommend that the Governing Body approves any proposed locally-driven initiative (LDI) capital projects, which are outside local boards’ allocated decision-making responsibility.

d)      recommend the release of local board specific reserve funds to the Governing Body.

e)      provide input on regional topics in the proposed Annual Budget 2022/2023 to the Governing Body.

f)       provide its advocacy initiatives for the Annual Budget 2022/2023 to the Governing Body.

 

Horopaki

Context

11.     Each financial year Auckland Council must have a local board agreement (as agreed between the Governing Body and the local board) for each local board area. The Albert-Eden Local Board Agreement sets out how the Council will reflect the priorities in the Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2020 in respect to the local activities to be provided in the Albert-Eden Local Board area and includes information relating to budgets, levels of service, and performance measures.

12.     The local board agreements 2022/2023 will form part of the Auckland Council’s Annual Budget 2022/2023.

13.     Auckland Council publicly consulted from 28 February to 28 March 2022 to seek community views on the proposed Annual Budget 2022/2023, as well as local board priorities and proposed activities to be included in the local board agreement 2022/2023.

14.     Due to the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, significant pressure has been placed upon the council’s financial position. This has created significant flow on effects for the council’s proposed Annual Budget 2022/2023.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

15.     This report includes analysis of consultation feedback, any local matters to be recommended to the Governing Body and seeks input on regional topics in the proposed Annual Budget 2022/2023.

Consultation feedback overview

16.     As part of the public consultation Auckland Council used a variety of methods and channels to reach and engage a broad cross section of Aucklanders to gain their feedback and input into regional and local topics.   

17.     In total, Auckland Council received feedback 11,550 pieces of feedback in the consultation period. This feedback was received through:

·        written feedback – 9,464 online or hard copy forms, emails or letters.

·        in person – 2,086 pieces of feedback through online Have Your Say events, or independently managed phone interviews. All events (except one which didn’t have any attendees) were moved to an online platform or cancelled due to the red Covid-19 traffic light setting. One online event was held in the Albert-Eden local board area.

18.     All feedback will be made available on an Auckland Council webpage called “Feedback submissions for the Annual Budget 2022/2023” and will be accessible from 05 May 2022 through the following link:

https://akhaveyoursay.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/admin/projects/submissions-annual-budget-2022-2023

19.     1,246 submissions were received from the Albert-Eden Local Board area. This feedback was received through 38 hard copy forms, 1,058 online forms and 150 pieces of feedback catalogued as ‘other ways of submitting’.

Feedback received on the Albert-Eden Local Board’s priorities for 2022/2023

20.     The Albert-Eden Local Board consulted on the following priorities for 2022/2023:

·        Our priority is to help strengthen and build resilience in communities impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns, through support for library services, volunteer programmes, community services and business associations.

·        We will ensure our parks and open spaces provide opportunities for active and passive leisure and recreational activities, as well as meeting the changing needs of communities adapting to housing intensification.

·        We will bring climate change to the fore through low carbon planning and activation, an ongoing tree planting and restoration programme and sustainable eco-neighbourhood projects.

·        We will investigate creative ways of connecting to, engaging with, and hearing from our youth, children and diverse populations.

21.     840 pieces of feedback were received on Albert-Eden Local Board’s priorities for 2022/2023.

22.     The majority (81 per cent) of local respondents supported all (428 responses) or most (254 responses) of the priorities.

23.     Sixty-one submitters did not support most priorities, and 23 did not support any. Fifty-three did not know, and 21 selected ‘other’.

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24.     Consultation feedback on local board priorities will be considered by the local board when approving their local board agreement between 21-23 June 2022.

Information on submitters

25.     The tables and graphs below indicate the demographic categories people identified with. This information only relates to those submitters who provided demographic information.

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Key themes

26.     Key themes of note across the feedback received (through written, in-person and social media channels) are below.

27.     From 106 comments who support all local board priorities the key themes were:

·        These are all really important.

·        Climate change as a top priority.

·        Open space and trees/vegetation are important.

·        More walking, cycling, low speeds and safer streets are needed.

28.     From 73 comments who support most local board priorities the key themes were:

·        More climate change action is needed.

·        More walking, cycling, low speeds, and safer streets are needed.

29.     From 36 comments who do not support most local board priorities the key themes were:

·        Reduce spending, focus should be on core council services.

30.     From 16 comments who do not support any local board priorities the key themes were:

·        Information is too general or vague.

·        Reduce rates.

31.     From nine and 12 comments who do not know, or other:

·        Information is too general or vague.

Overview of feedback received on regional topics in the Annual Budget 2022/2023 from the Albert-Eden Local Board area

32.     The proposed Annual Budget 2022/2023 sets out Auckland Council’s priorities and how to pay for them. Consultation on the proposed Annual Budget asked submitters to respond to four key questions on:

i)          Climate

ii)         Budget Pressures

iii)         Operating Spending Prioritisation

iv)        Waste Service Standardisation.

33.     The submissions received from the Albert-Eden Local Board area on these key issues are summarised below, along with an overview of any other areas of feedback on regional proposals with a local impact.

Key Question 1: Climate

34.     Aucklanders were asked about a proposed climate action package which will be funded by a targeted rate. The climate action package includes investments in low-carbon public transport, active walking and cycling networks; and urban ngahere (forest) canopy cover.

35.     This is proposed to be funded through $574 million from a targeted rate over the next 10 years as well additional funding from government co-funding.

36.     1,119 people responded to this question. Eighty-one per cent supported, 15 per cent did not support it, 3 per cent did not know, 1 per cent responded “other”.

37.     The graph below gives an overview of the responses from the Albert-Eden Local Board area.

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38.     Key themes of note across the feedback received are below.

39.     From 612 comments who support the proposal:

·        288 comments - generally support.

·        197 comments - support better active and public transport.

·        148 comments – request more action is taken to address climate change.

40.     From 87 comments who do not support the proposal:

·        46 comments – the proposal is unaffordable.

·        29 comments - other revenue or savings should be found.

·        18 comments - the proposal will have little effect on climate change.

·        14 comments - general dissatisfaction with council.

·        13 comments - climate change is not a council issue.

Key Question 2: Budget Pressures

41.     Aucklanders were asked about a range of levers proposed to manage on-going budget pressures. Council is forecasting a budget shortfall of $85 million for 2022/2023 compared to what was budgeted for in the 10-year Budget 2021-2031. This is due to on-going impacts of COVID-19 on revenue and growing inflationary pressure.

42.     A range of levers are proposed to manage the budget pressures including:

·        Using the Government’s Better Off support package funding.

·        Changing the timing of some capital spending.

·        Implementing cost reductions in the form of efficiency savings and a potential reduction in some services.

·        Keeping the previously agreed general rates increase of 3.5 per cent for 2022/2023 and;

·        Continuing work on the sale or long-term lease of non-strategic assets as required.

43.     912 people responded to this question. Fifty-six per cent supported, 17 per cent did not support it, 19 per cent did not know, 8 per cent responded “other”.

44.     The graph below gives an overview of the responses from the Albert-Eden Local Board area.

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45.     Key themes of note across the feedback received are below.

46.     From 168 comments who support the proposal:

·        84 comments - generally support the proposal.

·        25 comments - other revenue or savings should be found.

·        19 comments - council should only invest in core/essential services.

47.     From 102 comments who do not support:

·        31 comments - other revenue or savings should be found.

·        19 comments - general dissatisfaction with council.

·        14 comments - financial hardship.

·        14 comments - do not support asset sales.

·        12 comments - rates are too high.

·        10 comments - increase rates more.

·        10 comments - generally do not support the proposal.

48.     Since consultation, further reduction in revenue caused by the COVID-19 omicron outbreak and rising interest and inflation costs has compounded budget pressures.

49.     Local Board Chairs attended a Finance and Performance Committee workshop outlining the increased pressures and a briefing was held for all local board members.

Key Question 3: Operating Spending Prioritisation

50.     Aucklanders were asked to provide feedback on a proposal that would see council prioritise operating spending to help manage on-going budget pressures. A set of criteria to be used when making decisions about cost reductions, including those that could reduce, stop or change some services, was proposed.

51.     The proposal involves implementing $15 million of additional permanent cost reductions in the form of efficiency saving and low-priority service reductions across the group in 2023/2024, growing to $30 million per annum from 2024/2025 onwards.

52.     853 people responded to this question. Fifty-seven per cent supported, 12 per cent did not support it, 25 per cent did not know, 6 per cent responded “other”.

53.     The graph below gives an overview of the responses from the Albert-Eden Local Board area.

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Key themes

54.     Key themes of note across the feedback received are below.

55.     From 132 comments who support the proposal:

·        57 comments - generally support the proposal.

·        24 comments - request to prioritise or keep services.

·        18 comments - other revenue or savings should be found.

·        11 comments - only invest in core/essential services.

56.     From 61 comments who do not support the proposal:

·        17 comments - other revenue or savings should be found.

·        13 comments - general dissatisfaction with council.

·        12 comments - generally do not support the proposal.

·        11 comments - request to prioritise or keep services.

 

Key Question 4: Waste Service Standardisation

57.     Aucklanders were asked about a proposal to standardise waste services and charges across Auckland. The proposal would involve a move to a region-wide rates funded refuse collection service and see a choice of three bin sizes (with different pricing for each) to accommodate different household needs.

58.     The proposal involves moving from a planned region-wide ‘pay as you throw’ (PAYT) system to a region-wide rates-funded rubbish collection system

59.     928 people responded to this question. Seventy-three per cent supported, 16 per cent did not support it, 7 per cent did not know, 5 per cent responded “other”.

60.     The graph below gives an overview of the responses from the Albert-Eden Local Board area.

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61.     Auckland Council are also proposing to include standardising which properties can opt-out of waste management services and charges across Auckland.

62.     There were four further questions related to this topic.

63.     The first question asked the submitters what their thoughts were on standardising the opt-out rules for residential multi-unit developments (10 or more units). 828 responses were received to this question. Fifty-seven per cent supported, 10 per cent did not support it, 31 per cent did not know, 2 per cent responded “other”.

64.     The graph below gives an overview of the responses from the Albert-Eden Local Board area.

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65.     The second question asked the submitters what their thoughts were on standardising the opt-out rules for residential and lifestyle properties with between two and nine units. 802 responses were received to this question. Fifty per cent supported, 14 per cent did not support it, 34 per cent did not know, 2 per cent responded “other”.

66.     The graph below gives an overview of the responses from the Albert-Eden Local Board area.

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67.     The third question asked the submitters what their thoughts were on standardising the opt-out rules for non-residential properties. 802 responses were received to this question. Fifty-three per cent supported, 12 per cent did not support it, 33 per cent did not know, 2 per cent responded “other”.

68.     The graph below gives an overview of the responses from the Albert-Eden Local Board area.

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69.     The fourth question asked the submitters what their thoughts were on applying a minimum base charge to every separately used or inhabited part of a property. 773 responses were received to this question. Forty-five per cent supported, 18 per cent did not support it, 35 per cent did not know, 2 per cent responded “other”.

70.     The graph below gives an overview of the responses from the Albert-Eden Local Board area.

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Other feedback

71.     Aucklanders were asked what is important to them and if they had any feedback on any other issues.

72.     Feedback was received on increasing Local board decision-making over local community services decisions that align with local priorities. There were 11 comments submitted:

·        Five comments support increasing decision-making to local boards.

·        Four comments do not support greater decision-making to local boards.

·        Two comments made other suggestions.

73.     Feedback was received on Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2022/2023. This would require that the Authority to provide a framework in which the council must carry out the routine management of the 14 Tūpuna Maunga, under the direction of the Tūpuna Maunga Authority.  23 comments were provided on this topic:

·        Six comments support the operational plan.

·        Twelve comments do not support (key themes from the comments were on opposition to tree felling and management arrangement).

·        Five comments made another point

74.     No comments were provided on changes to fees and charges.

Recommendations on local matters

75.     This report allows the local board to recommend local matters to the Governing Body for consideration as part of the Annual Budget process, in June 2022. This includes:

·        proposed locally-driven initiative capital projects outside local boards’ decision-making responsibility.

·        release of local board specific reserve funds.

·        local advocacy initiatives.

Funding for Locally-driven Initiatives (LDI)

76.     Local boards are allocated funding for locally-driven initiatives (LDI) annually, to spend on local projects or programmes that are important to their communities. Local boards have decision-making over the LDI funds but need approval from the Governing Body where:

·        operational LDI funding is to be converted into capital LDI funding.

·        the release of local board specific reserve funds is requested, which are being held by the council for a specific purpose.

·        a LDI capital project exceeds $1 million.

77.     These conditions do not apply to the Albert-Eden Local Board for the 2022/2023 financial year.

Local board advocacy

78.     Local boards are requested to provide approved advocacy initiatives which considers the consultation feedback above. This allows the Finance and Performance Committee to consider these advocacy items when making recommendations on the Annual Budget 2022/2023 to the Governing Body in June.

79.     The advocacy initiatives approved by the local board will be included as an appendix to the 2022/2023 Local Board Agreement.

Local board input on regional topics in the Annual Budget 2022-2023

80.     Local boards have a statutory responsibility for identifying and communicating the interests and preferences of the people in its local board area in relation to Auckland Council’s strategies, policies, plans, and bylaws, and any proposed changes to be made to them. This report provides an opportunity for the local board to provide input on council’s proposed Annual Budget 2022/2023.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

81.     The decisions recommended in this report are part of the Annual Budget 2022/2023 and local board agreement process to approve funding and expenditure over the next year.

82.     Projects allocated funding through this Annual Budget process will all have varying levels of potential climate impact associated with them. The climate impacts of projects Auckland Council chooses to progress, are all assessed carefully as part of council’s rigorous reporting requirements.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

83.     The Annual Budget 2022/2023 is an Auckland Council Group document and will include budgets at a consolidated group level. Consultation items and updates to budgets to reflect decisions and new information may include items from across the group.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

84.     The local board’s decisions and feedback are being sought in this report. The local board has a statutory role in providing its feedback on regional plans.

85.     Local boards play an important role in the development of the council’s Annual Budget. Local board agreements form part of the Annual Budget. Local board nominees have also attended Finance and Performance Committee workshops on the Annual Budget.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

86.     Many local board decisions are of importance to and impact on Māori. Local board agreements and the Annual Budget are important tools that enable and can demonstrate the council’s responsiveness to Māori.

87.     Local board plans, developed in 2020 through engagement with the community including Māori, form the basis of local board area priorities. There is a need to continue to build relationships between local boards and iwi, and the wider Māori community.

88.     Analysis provided of consultation feedback received on the proposed Annual Budget includes submissions made by mana whenua and the wider Māori community who have interests in the rohe / local board area.

89.     Ongoing conversations between local boards and Māori will assist to understand each other’s priorities and issues. This in turn can influence and encourage Māori participation in the council’s decision-making processes.

90.     Some projects approved for funding could have discernible impacts on Māori. The potential impacts on Māori, as part of any project progressed by Auckland Council, will be assessed appropriately and accordingly as part of relevant reporting requirements.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

91.     This report is seeking the local board’s decisions on financial matters in the local board agreement that must then be considered by the Governing Body.

92.     The local board also provides input to regional plans and proposals. There is information in the council’s consultation material for each plan or proposal with the financial implications of each option outlined for consideration.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

93.     The council must adopt its Annual Budget, which includes local board agreements, by 30 June 2022. The local board is required to make recommendations on these local matters for the Annual Budget by mid May 2022 and present to the Finance and Performance Committee on 25 May, to enable and support the Governing Body to make decisions on key items to be included in the Annual Budget on 7 June 2022.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

94.     The local board will approve its local board agreement and corresponding work programmes in June 2022.

95.     Recommendations and feedback from the local board will be provided to the Finance and Performance committee for consideration ahead of that Committee making recommendations to the Governing Body for decision.

96.     The final Annual Budget 2022/2023 (including local board agreements) will be adopted by the Governing Body on 29 June 2022.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Canela Ferrara – Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

10 May 2022

 

 

Election of new Chairperson for the Albert-Eden Local Board

File No.: CP2022/05826

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To elect a new chairperson of the Albert-Eden Local Board for the period commencing 10 May 2022 to the end of the 2019-2022 political term.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       During the Albert-Eden Local Board (local board) Inaugural meeting, which commenced on 29 October 2019 and reconvened on 25 November 2019, the local board elected Member Lee Corrick as its chairperson for the period commencing Saturday, 22 May 2021 to the end of the 2019-2022 political term (AE/2019/77).

Resolution number AE/2019/77

MOVED by Member B Lee, seconded by Member J Maskill:

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

d)     elect Member CORRICK as Chairperson of the Albert-Eden Local Board for the period commencing Saturday, 22 May 2021 to the end of the 2019-2022 political term.

CARRIED

3.       Chair Corrick commenced her position as chair on 22 May 2021 as agreed. In April 2022, she indicated her intention to resign from her position as chairperson due to personal circumstances. She indicated 10 May 2022 as the date of resignation.

4.       Chair Corrick’s resignation from the chairperson role does not affect her election to the local board. The resignation means Chair Corrick will step down as chairperson in May 2022 but will remain a member of the local board for the remainder of the 2019-2022 term.

5.       The position of chair will be left vacant on 10 May 2022 and the local board must subsequently elect a new chairperson.

6.       The election of the chairperson must be in accordance with Schedule 7, Part 1, clause 25 of the New Zealand Local Government Act 2002. No member has a casting vote.

7.       The local board will need to determine (by resolution) what method it will apply to elect the chairperson – System A or System B.

Schedule 7, Part 1, Clause 25 of the states that:

25     Voting systems for certain appointments

(1)     This clause applies to –

(a)     the election or appointment of the chairperson and deputy chairperson of a regional council; and

(b)     the election or appointment of the deputy mayor; and

(c)     the election or appointment of the chairperson and deputy chairperson of a committee; and

(d)     the election or appointment of a representative of a local authority.

(2)     If this clause applies, a local authority or a committee (if the local authority has so directed) must determine by resolution that a person be elected or appointed by using one of the following systems of voting:

(a)     the voting system in subclause (3) (system A):

(b)     the voting system in subclause (4) (system B).

(3)     System A –

(a)     requires that a person is elected or appointed if he or she receives the votes of a majority of the members of the local authority or committee present and voting; and

(b)     has the following characteristics:

(i)       there is a first round of voting for all candidates; and

(ii)      if no candidate is successful in that round there is a second round of voting from which the candidate with the fewest votes in the first round is excluded; and

(iii)     if no candidate is successful in the second round there is a third, and if necessary subsequent, round of voting from which, each time, the candidate with the fewest votes in the previous round is excluded; and

(iv)     in any round of voting, if 2 or more candidates tie for the lowest number of votes, the person excluded from the next round is resolved by lot.

(4)     System B –

(a)     requires that a person is elected or appointed if he or she receives more votes than any other candidate; and

(b)     has the following characteristics:

(i)       there is only 1 round of voting; and

(ii)      if 2 or more candidates tie for the most votes, the tie is resolved by lot.

 

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Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      agree to elect a new chairperson utilising System A or System B of Schedule 7, Part 1, Clause 25 of the Local Government Act 2002

b)      elect (x) as chairperson of the Albert-Eden Local Board for the period commencing 10 May 2022 to the end of the 2019-2022 political term.

 

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Signatories

Author

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager