Su’a William Sio, in Committee, to move the following amendment:
In Schedule 2, delete new clause 43(h) (page 90, lines 16 to 29).
This Supplementary Order Paper will remove the ability for the Local Government Commission during a local body amalgamation to impose Council Controlled Organisations (CCO) on a council. Councils already have the ability to create CCOs should they wish to and this should not be something they are required to do. CCOs reduce the transparency and democratic oversight of local government services and should not be entered into lightly.