It has always been my understanding that elected councillors receive payment for their services but a deduction is made if they fail to attend a scheduled meeting of council.
If this is the case, can I take it that councillor Corban, who I understand will be away for some months, will have the deductions made? If not, why not. Given her recent published emotional outburst in declining an increase which she is perfectly entitled to receive.
Accepting payment for nonattendance would reduce the sincerity of that previous statement to sanctimonious clap-trap.
But could it be they were made simply to impress gullible ratepayers so they may be induced to vote for her at the next elections? F Lawton Tokoroa