Murray Lobb, whose campaign slogan is ‘Drop the spin’ shares the Official Information response he got from the KCDC.

Highlights

  • In 2016 the KCDC had 6 ‘communications’ staff, that figure has since increased to 10.
  • Salaries paid to them vary between $77,000 and $150,000 (one person gets that).
  • The spend on ‘spin’ staff has increased to an incredible $938,764.
  • In addition there are 3 contractors, these cost $170,000.
  • The number of media inquiries received by the council has fallen from 258 in 2018 to 34 this last financial year.