This memorandum is not part of the determination, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
The process for determining elected members' remuneration in an election year was established in 2004 and has been consistently applied in 2007 and 2010. The Authority issues a determination for the immediate post-election period that—
utilises only a portion of the remuneration pool; and
establishes final rates for only mayors and chairs of regional councils; and
establishes base rates for councillors and community board members.
For the 2010 election, this was the Local Government Elected Members (2010/11) (Except Auckland) Determination 2010 (the 2010 determination).
Post-election each council is invited to recommend the distribution of the full remuneration pool for the incoming council. The dates from which these payments are made are derived from—
the date upon which each council's election result is declared in the print media; and
the date or dates upon which each council determines its structure and makes appointments to positions with additional responsibilities.
This determination amends the 2010 determination to omit the names of the councils in relation to which adjustments are required to enable a new determination to be issued to implement the remuneration proposals recommended by those councils, and reviewed and determined by the Authority. The amendments are deemed to come into force on the same day as the 2010 determination commences in relation to each of the councils concerned.
This is the second determination to amend the 2010 determination in this way (see also the Local Government Elected Members (2010/11) (Except Auckland) Determination 2010 Amendment Determination 2011).