Having publicly apologised to Cr Corban for a previous incorrect statement, it would appear that my apology might have been a bit premature.
As to her statement about how she saves the council money, I’m pleased to see the mayor exposed that for what it really was, in his letter in the South Waikato News.
Her reaction to my earlier comments roused my curiosity as to what she might be trying to divert attention from.
So I requested of the council a copy of attendance records for council meetings during the past year, and lo and behold, Cr Corban attended just seven meetings out of 14 scheduled. Out of the 13 workshops she should have attended, also part of her duties as a councillor she attended none.
While I didn’t request a copy of previous attendance records, comments from council staff suggested that those for the years 2010 and 2011 weren’t much different.
For this pathetic non-performance this year, she happily accepted a salary of $18,889, which has recently been increased to $20,805.
Some other councillors had the odd absence which may well have been genuine for health or family reasons, but none as blatant as Cr Corban.
Anyone who is prepared to accept their salary in these circumstances would appear to have very little in the way of moral principles.
So Cr Corban, how about you do