Our governance statement describes how we carry out our local government responsibilities and promote democracy in our community. This document is prepared at the start of each three-year term.
Anita is the Mayor of Porirua City. She was elected in 2019 for a term of three years. Say kia ora when you spot her.
The Mayor can also:
Councillors are here to represent your views. Have a yarn with them about your ideas for your local area when you see them.
The Mayor appoints the Deputy Mayor at the first council meeting after the local body election. The Deputy Mayor has the same roles as other councillors, but fulfils the Mayor’s responsibilities if they’re absent or incapacitated, or if the office of Mayor is vacant.
The council can vote to remove the Deputy Mayor from office.
A committee chairperson presides over the committee’s meetings and makes sure it acts within the powers the council has given it.
The council can vote to remove a committee chairperson from their role as chairperson.
There are legal requirements for how elected council members must behave: