26 August 2008

Mayor escalates war with own employees

Rambunctious Invercargill mayor Tim Shadbolt (who had a bit-part in The World's Fastest Indian, parts of which were filmed locally) has been snapped parking his mayoral car both in a no-parking area and up on the footpath, both of which are against council bylaws, in an apparent feud with his own council's parking wardens:
"It was a counter-attack against the wardens parking in the mayoral carpark," [Shadbolt] explained at the time.  It is understood that a parking warden had parked in the mayor's carpark at the Invercargill City Council last week in response to "anti-parking warden" remarks Mr Shadbolt had made.
Next on the agenda: the mayor playing loud music after midnight, drinking in public places, and erecting house extensions without planning permission. 
- Southland Times, 26 August 2008



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