DCC dirty laundry/fleet cars #LGOIMA

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Belatedly….
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The latest salvo came after Cr Lee Vandervis made public an email exchange with Crs Benson-Pope and Richard Thomson, copied to other councillors and staff, earlier this week.

Cr Vandervis did not respond to ODT requests for comment yesterday.

In his emails, published online, he blamed a lack of information coming from council staff for the “tedious” need to resort to Information Act requests.

Biblical proportion…. [thanks RMN]

Matthew 23:23-25
23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others. 24 “You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! 25 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of robbery and self-indulgence….

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr (online)

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5 responses to “DCC dirty laundry/fleet cars #LGOIMA

  1. Elizabeth

    Confidence building exercise.

    Otago Daily Times Published on Sep 17, 2015
    Chief executive out on beat with parking officer
    Dunedin City Council chief executive Sue Bidrose spends the day with Dunedin City Council parking officer.

    “I send these guys out and, frankly, if I’m not willing to go out and see what it’s like myself, I’d be a pretty poor CEO.” –Sue Birdrose

    ODT: Council chief out on beat with parking officer
    Donning a helmet, a high vis jacket and climbing aboard a scooter yesterday gave Sue Bidrose a “front line” perspective of what her parking officers do. The Dunedin City Council chief executive accompanied parking officer “Marty” around the city’s hotspots in the CBD, including Filleul St, Moray Pl and High St.

    ….first, GM Simon Pickford went out incognito, for a haircut.
    (How is that DCC help to small businesses going ?)

  2. Gurglars

    Question.
    How many faulty meters did Ms Bidrose find and how many illegal tickets did the PO strap to the windscreens?

  3. Elizabeth

    I’m sure all will be covered over by DCC red carpet that works like a spot remover to hide individual staff liability. Wait and see.

    (translation: ratepayers pay and pay and overpaid staff with benefits get overseas holidays)

    Extent of any council liability known within the next month; tax obligations for the future to change.

    ### ODT Online Fri, 25 Sep 2015
    Council may face tax liability for staff’s use of cars
    By Chris Morris
    The Dunedin City Council could face a backdated tax bill after finding dozens of staff have been taking cars home at night for no valid reason. […] Council group chief financial officer Grant McKenzie, contacted yesterday, confirmed to the Otago Daily Times that could, in theory, see the council facing a backdated bill for fringe benefit tax (FBT).
    Read more

    • Hype O'Thermia

      Isn’t this kind of …old? It was YEARS ago that the company car and other perks got included in pay for IRD purposes. A good many companies stopped providing company cars, because it stopped being a way of providing a non-taxed addition to salaries.

  4. Elizabeth

    Moving right along, and blaming the deceased Brent Bachop as the only villain is wearing scarily thin.

    ### ODT Online Wed, 30 Sep 2015
    DCC fleet role attracts 16
    By Chris Morris
    It might be the toughest job in the Dunedin City Council. But that has not stopped 16 candidates putting their hand up to help rebuild public trust in the council’s vehicle fleet operation. The council has been advertising for a new fleet and parking operations team leader since September 5.
    Read more

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