Lack of Confidence in Leadership of Hutt City Council – reason for Bassett resignation

Councillor David Bassett tendered his resignation in June 14 to the CEO of Hutt City Council Jo Miller.

At the time there was little knowledge as to the reason such an experienced councillor of 14 years had taken this course of action.

There is no doubt there is dysfunction at the council table, about how things are being managed, but to take the step of standing down and causing a By Election in the Central Ward is a last resort to express ones disappointment the direction the sitting council is taking.

The following post from Facebook is a group letter from Councillors sent to the Mayor requesting he stand down and provides some insight into this level of disagreement that is occurring at the Hutt City Council table – basically older councillors versus the new – Whatever way it is viewed the ratepayers deserve a functioning council that takes all points into consideration, without the need for a $50,000 (estimated) By Election in the Central Ward.