Following from Christopher Ruthe’s piece — from KC News


Tom Gott from Martin Jenkins is the author of Kapiti Council’s Organisation Review Report.

Kapiti District-wide councillor Rob McCann has moved to have the Kapiti Council’s Organisation Review Report by Martin Jenkins seen within a month.

Cr McCann says he moved a motion regarding the review today seconded by Cr James Cootes who had been a primary driver in getting the review underway last year. Cr McCann’s motion was supported by the Mayor and almost all councillors.

The motion, in several parts was:
“That Council directs Martin Jenkins to release the Organisation Review Report within the next 30 days.

That the Report be released at the same time to the Mayor, Councillors, Board Chairs and CEO followed by a briefing of councillors by Report author, Tom Gott.

That the report be released to board members and the public after the briefing of councillors by Mr Gott.

That councillors release a press release following the briefing.

That at an appropriate time, after the release of the Report, the CEO tables a short position paper on the steps needed by management to progress any relevant recommendations made by the Report.

That the Council recognises the uncertainties around the Alert Levels associated with Covid-19 may potentially have a bearing on the above.”

Cr McCann says he hopes this clarifies the many questions that have been posed, and assures the public that the report will be made public, and will be received by council and councillors at the same time without any interference from any parties. And, that it will then be released to the public.

“I and all the councillors I have heard speak on this topic all want something proactive to come from the report so that our council is the best it can be.”