He’s referring to the security guards who were present when Auckland mayor Len Brown opened a new transport station on Saturday.
. . . Orakei councillor Cameron Brewer says ratepayers need to be assured they are not paying for guards to protect the mayor from peaceful demonstrators protesting against his personal actions. He says ratepayers should not be paying for guards to protect the mayor while he battles personal issues.
“The fact is that wherever this man goes there’s always going to be a few hecklers, a few peaceful demonstrators and that’s no justification for bringing in the heavies and putting them on the public payroll.”
Mr Brewer says the guards would be justified if a genuine risk or threat had been directed at Mr Brown.
A spokesperson for the Mayor’s office has confirmed the guards at Saturday’s event were paid for by Auckland Transport – a division of the council. . .
The affair which is the cause of this might be private but the fallout is public and it’s costing the public.