With the successful reorganisation of our regional council under the commissioners, calls from Tim Carter and long serving Councillor Sue Wells for similar response from central government under the Local bodies act for the damaged City.
So much of the administration devolved to CERA on matters from the quake, the council and the Mayor are struggling to cope with the remnant governance issues.
Commissioners with no thought of political positioning and parochialism could make the decisions that the council is struggling with in a more timely and effective manner.
John 'Hone' Carter and Rodney Hide come to mind as Candidates.
At the same time the local body Minister has a one off opportunity to revamp local body governance under a unitary authority as Ecan and the City along with Selwyn and Waimakariri district councils come to terms with the fallout from the 18 months of ongoing seismic events.
Councillor Wells is a voice of reason here and deserves to be listened to.
My only reservation is we no longer have Rodney to do the bis, we have the perennial lightweight from Nelson.