They are also discussing the full report on the matter by the District Auditor but what's this? -
TO CONSIDER EXCLUDING THE PUBLIC FROM THE MEETING DURING
CONSIDERATION OF THE REMAINING ITEM IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 100A(4)
OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 ON THE BASIS THAT, HAVING REGARD TO ALL
THE CIRCUMSTANCES, THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN MAINTAINING THE EXEMPTION
OUTWEIGHS THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN DISCLOSING THE INFORMATION|
JOBS PLAN REVIEW|
Report of District Auditor, Audit Commission"
Oh look, they're covering it up. I should be surprised. I SHOULD be...
There can be no possible public interest in not releasing to the public a report by the District Auditor, especially when there is clear reference to that report's main conclusions in the Annual Audit Letter which confirm serious criticisms of the Council's conduct.
The fact that JoCo has already selectively quoted from that report for his own political purposes simply adds further insult to the outrage.
I have written to the District Auditor asking that she insist on the matter being discussed in public and for the report to be made public. If she refuses to do this it can only raise questions about her political impartiality and complicity in a cover-up.