Christchurch City Council CEO Tony Marryatt is playing games again.
Some things don't change so it comes as no surprise that the unpopular Christchurch City Council CEO Tony Marryatt - and Sideshow Bob's faithful right had man - is playing up again.
Marryatt said in January - after a storm of public protest - that he would decline a $68,000 pay rise. But he still has to pay back some $26,000 which he had already been paid - and he shows no indication that he intends to pay it back anytime soon. Apparently 'Tony', despite being an employee of the Christchurch City Council and, in theory at least , is supposed to work for the good people of Christchurch , thinks he can do whatever he pleases and when he pleases Such is the arrogance of the man.
Interestingly 'Tony's' salary review is coming up in July and it will be interesting to see, in these tough economic times, what sort of pay rise Sideshow Bob and co try to foist on the good people of Christchurch.
In my opinion Marryatt should get no increase at all but that's as about as likely Sideshow Bob not trying to fleece Christchurch people into paying for a world trip for him and the wife.
The Christchurch City Council gravy train may of been slowed a little but it has yet to be derailed.
Meanwhile the Christchurch City Council have imposed a whopping a 7.5% rate increase on the people of Christchurch.
Cr Sally Buck says the proposed rates rise is "way too high'.
Its also unacceptable when we consider that Sideshow Bob and his flunkies want to use that increase to fund a new sports stadium, a convention centre and a sports complex.