Cor­ban ab­sent

South Waikato News - - NEWS/OPINION -

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

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