Suspicions that this was intended began circulating early last year. We now know what the item in the Secret Council Session headed “Disposal of Property” last 5 December was about:
Regular readers will remember we asked the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MHUD) last year if it had received any approach from the KCDC to buy the KCDC’s units and it hadn’t.
The obvious conclusion: the KCDC is simply going to flog off the properties to the private sector at market prices. The only councilor who has expressed any opposition to this is Jackie Elliott.
Kerry Bolton said:
Lest we forget, David Scott was the public watchdog on housing matters, but the denizens of the District of Cabbage were apparently okay or at least indifferent with allowing him to be vilified, isolated and purged.
Waikanae watcher said:
Exactly. David Scott was the other opponent of selling the social housing on the council but Dougherty, Ms Accomplice, Guru and Power wanted him gone, and they succeeded.