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The issue of Mayor Sir Tim Shedbolt was discussed at an emergency meeting of Anwar Kargil City Council on Tuesday.
Two reports suggest Sir Shedbolt is still struggling to run for mayor, but he does not appear to be moving in the face of criticism.
Richard Thompson has now completed two governance reviews of Invercargill City Council. The latest says that Shed Bolt’s colleagues not only feel that he is unable to perform his expected tasks, but also that he expresses dissatisfaction.
Following the latest report, Equipment Council chief executive Claire Headley and governance adviser Bruce Robertson were asked what could or would be done about Shedbolt after the review results.
Robertson pointed to the fact that Shad Bolt was democratically elected mayor for a term ending in October 2022.
* Independent Review: Shadebolt ‘Inevitable and Traumatic’ Disruption.
* Results of an independent review before Anwar Kargil City Councilors
* Sir Tim Shedbolt supports a six-month council review but not the person in charge.
He felt that the key point made in the report was that the Anwar Cargill Council had continued its work, yet Thomson had invalidated the leadership.
Headley acknowledged that the Local Government Act is an extreme measure where one can try to remove an elected member through a court.
However, no one in the council has suggested that he try to remove the mayor, and despite his critical reports, Shadbolt removes the criticism.
After the first report, he categorically stated that he would not be made a scapegoat, and called the second “potentially negative about my character and actions.”
The council held an emergency meeting Tuesday to review Thompson.
Thompson said he felt the report’s focus was too much on Shedbolt. The councilor then focused on the mayor for about 30 minutes.
Thomson said Anwar Kargil’s rate payers should be aware that the council was not the same as it was six months ago, and that it was more than just the mayor.
“If you stay focused. [Shadbolt]At the cost of very real improvement, then it will ignore, I think, what this council has shown what it can achieve. And obviously, if that happens, the media should play its part.
Shadbolt sparked controversy when he expressed concern about Thomson’s report.
“I believe there are allegations that have been presented as facts. The report mentions a mayor’s side show – if Mr Thomson had done more research he would have felt that I was constantly being attacked by deputies.” I am in a position to defend myself. They are not always provoked by me, “said Shadbolt.
“There is no mention of my lack of cooperation in the report … The report lightly touched on serious allegations of bullying and downplayed the serious issue of email blocking.”
Councilor Lindsay Abbott described herself as a friend of Shedbolt and said she was sad to see what happened so late.
He felt that Shadbolt’s statements about not supporting him were false.
However, Abbott said he felt there was some truth behind the comments about bullying, which showed that it was a case of unconscious bullying.
Councilor Ian Pottinger called the notion of bullying an exception.
“At some point, don’t look back. [August 10] Meet, was there any bullying? “When I heard this in the media – allegations of bullying, I cried,” Pottinger said.
Councilor Peter Kate asked his council colleagues if any of them had taken the time to look at Shad Bolt and ask how he was doing.
“Just a simple phone call – he’s our leader, and we’re considered part of a team. Yes, he has crossed the line, but he deserves so much more than what he is getting from us.”
Councilor Graham Lewis also took exception to the fact that Shadbolt was bullied in the council, saying he believed the mayor had good councilor support.
After the meeting, Shedbolt issued a statement in which he apologized to the people of Anwar Kargil for which he made a lengthy statement to Fesco.
He suggested that the public should be cautious about the findings of Thomson’s report, believing that it was outdated because the report did not address the allegations of bullying in his workplace and e-mail interference. “There is detail.
It is a council that does not want to embrace the democratic process but seeks to thwart it.