6B The Mayor of Auckland's annual "State of the Region" address should describe progress towards the attainment of the vision. Councillor Jean Curl. Some columnists stated in 2010 that the post was the second most powerful public position in New Zealand after the prime minister. [73], The changes were seen as a potential "neutering" of the power of the new Auckland mayor to implement the policies on which he would be elected. [46], It is intended that the Auckland Council, as one of the major tasks of its first years, will prepare a "spatial plan" to guide Auckland's growth. It is a territorial authority that has the responsibilities, duties and powers of a regional council and so is a unitary authority, according to the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009, which established the Council. Auckland Council is looking into a code of conduct complaint following a councillor's alleged outburst about tree removal from Māngere Mountain. [24], The mayor has significant executive powers, their own staff and the ability to appoint the chairpersons of the Council's committees. 22D The Auckland Council should ensure that each local council has adequate structures in place to enable proper engagement with Māori and consideration of their views in the local councils’ decision-making processes. The members of the governing body are elected from thirteen wards across the Council area using the first-past-the-post system every three years at the same time as the mayor. Some critics have noted that this spatial plan will need years to develop and CCOs would fill the policy vacuum in the meantime. Collins said at the time it was a budget that would hurt a lot of people in South Auckland. To ask for help or report a problem with our services or facilities, contact us. There are also 149 members of 21 local boards who make decisions on matters local to their communities. He said increasing taxes such as rates in a recession makes a recession deeper and that was the wrong thing […] ... Elected members' travel for Auckland Council business is booked and paid for by Auckland Council and is not reimbursed to elected members. He has been an advocate for more investment in local youth and secured a youth centre in Glenfield. [55], As of 2011, 24% of Council's money was spent on "Art services and galleries, events, museums, parks, recreation facilities and the zoo", while 22% was spent on "transport management". Auckland Council (Māori: Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau) is the local government council for the Auckland Region in New Zealand. 19C: "Leadership support and development programmes for elected councillors should be strengthened.". Twenty-one district health board members and 41 licensing trust members were also elected. As set out in the third bill establishing the future Auckland Council, major functions (such as transport, water services and Auckland waterfront development) were to be devolved into council-controlled organisations (CCOs) controlled by unelected boards, operating at "arm's length" from Council. [67][68] Others like the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development called the claim that the mayor and council would have no ability to hold the CCOs accountable "farcial nonsense". ... councillor Richard Hills … [59] Politicians such as Rodney Hide answered that inclusion is necessary to allow a regional approach to the wider interests of the region, and that tangible benefits would ensue for all of Auckland's communities. The Auckland Council is the local government council for the Auckland Region in New Zealand. Water restrictions are in effect across the Auckland region. For other problems in your community or home, find out how to phone the organisation responsible. "[62], The Government's plan to outsource the majority of the council's functions was decried by numerous people (including the main mayoral contenders, Len Brown, and to a lesser degree, John Banks) and groups across the political and societal spectrum – from the Auckland Regional Council and many community boards,[63] to Local Government New Zealand,[64] and organisations considered to be National Party-friendly[65] such as the Auckland Chamber of Commerce and the Employers & Manufacturers Association. Coordinates: .mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}36°51′S 174°47′E / 36.850°S 174.783°E / -36.850; 174.783. Len Brown was elected mayor in October 2010, and re-elected for a second term in 2013. Telephone: 01388 833 663. He chaired the transport committee of Auckland Council for a number of years, and sat on the board of Auckland … The initial Council elections in October 2010 returned a mostly centre-left council with Len Brown as mayor. Arts, culture and heritage. 22B There should be a Mana Whenua Forum, the members of which will be appointed by mana whenua from the district of the Auckland Council. Auckland Council Investments Limited (ACIL), the CCO responsible for non-transport investment assets, manages Council investments worth $2.54 billion, including a 22.4% stake in Auckland Airport worth $1.13 billion, as well as a 100% share of Ports of Auckland Limited worth $1.08 billion, and Auckland Film Studios, worth $8 million (values at May 2014). How Auckland Council works, elections, finances, official information and privacy, council-controlled organisations, executive lead team, the mayor and elected representatives. Further big elements were "Planning and regulation" at 14.5% and "Community services, libraries, emergency management and cemeteries" at 11.5%. 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The 3.5 per cent option was finalised today and voted by 18 of the 21 of the councillors aimed to plug some of Auckland Council’s $750 million fiscal hole following the pandemic. [62], The introduction of Auckland Transport, the CCO for transport functions (with more than half the city's future rate spend),[65] was discouraged even by the government's own Treasury and Department of Internal Affairs, as well as other departments. Apart from conflicting with Council's plans, this might also pit CCOs against each other. [9] Brown was re-elected in October 2013, again with a largely supportive council. Auckland Council Investments Limited (ACIL)[40] was disestablished in 2019 as part of the 10-year budget 2018-2028 . Commentators noted that one of the strongest discrepancies between Auckland Council's vision for Auckland and that of the John Key-led Wellington government was that the draft Auckland Plan envisaged a more contained growth (combatting sprawl by having 75% of population growth occur in existing settlement areas), while National is more favourable of relaxing constraints on new greenfields development. christine.fletcher@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz, josephine.bartley@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz, Plans, policies, bylaws, reports and projects, Consents, building and renovation projects. Southern and Molyneux had booked the Bruce Mason Centre in the North Shore for a speaking event on 3 August 2018. 21D: Auckland Council CCOs and their statements of intent should be subject to performance review by the proposed Auckland Services Performance Auditor. [48] Auckland Council later changed the plan to allow 30–40% of growth in greenfield areas and satellite towns.[49]. 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