### ODT Online Tue, 29 Oct 2013
First test for Cull as council meets
By Chris Morris
Support for Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull’s appointments will be put to the test when councillors take their seats for the first time in public today. The new council – featuring seven new faces compared with the last term – will hold its inaugural meeting this afternoon. One of the first orders of business, after councillors are sworn in, will be to consider reports outlining Mr Cull’s appointments to positions of responsibility and changes to the committee structure.
[The] largely-procedural meeting will include reports from Mr Cull on the council’s revamped committee structure, membership and appointments to outside organisations.*
The meeting will also mark the contributions of two long-serving city councillors, Paul Hudson and Teresa Stevenson, after both stood unsuccessfully for another term.
● Information on the new Councillors will be available at the DCC website from 8 November 2013.
Excerpt. See page 3 of the council report ‘Committee Structure and Membership’ listed below:
*We note from the following reports that Cr Lee Vendervis has been given NO appointments to outside organisations. Mayor Cull is being punitive, if not impolitic and absurdly petulant.
Dunedin City Council
INAUGURAL MEETING, 2013-16 TRIENNIUM
Tuesday, 29 October 2013, 1.00 PM
Council Chamber, Municipal Chambers
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr