sharetrader
Page 330 of 330 FirstFirst ... 230280320326327328329330
Results 3,291 to 3,293 of 3293
  1. #3291
    Guru
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    4,880

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by causecelebre View Post
    Sorry comrade. Welcome to democracy where a seat at the table is decided by the constituency and not racial entitlement
    The mayors are elected by the electors in their area. This seems to be a question of the comrades from central government forcing an unwanted local government policy on the democratically elected local government. These mayors seem to think their priorities lie elsewhere.
    Last edited by Bjauck; Yesterday at 05:40 PM.

  2. #3292
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Posts
    517

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjauck View Post
    The mayors are elected by the electors in their area. This seems to be a question of the comrades from central government forcing an unwanted local government policy on the democratically elected local government. These mayors seem to think their priorities lie elsewhere.
    Yes the mayors are elected but Maori wards are not. They are chosen by the council. This effectively gives full voting positions to unelected (as in, not by the general electorate) councillors. Having unelected councillors is fundamentally undemocratic
    Last edited by causecelebre; Yesterday at 06:06 PM.

  3. #3293
    Dilettante
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Down & out
    Posts
    5,454

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjauck View Post
    The mayors are elected by the electors in their area. This seems to be a question of the comrades from central government forcing an unwanted local government policy on the democratically elected local government. These mayors seem to think their priorities lie elsewhere.
    Did any of these 50 Mayors mention they wanted to introduce Maori wards without consultation with the electorate, during their election campaigns ?

    The parties in the coalition Government did say they wanted the wards only if the electorate voted for them.

    Democracy has spoken
    Last edited by iceman; Today at 12:37 AM.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •