Monday, January 30, 2012


When Christchurch City Council CEO Tony Marryatt received a $68,000 pay rise in December, he was quick to claim that it was recognition for his performance. It turns out that he lied:

Documents released by the council under the Official Information Act show that Marryatt's performance reviews have gone gradually downhill since 2009.

His overall performance, excluding self-assessment, decreased from 4.3 out of 5 in 2009 to 3.9 in 2011.

Marryatt's ratings declined in six out of seven categories over his three performance reviews, based on anonymous reviews from councillors and senior management.

I think this confirms what we already knew: Marryatt's pay rise was utterly undeserved, an exercise in cronyism by Bob Parker and his faction of the council. And now that its been exposed, his position is utterly untenable. He has lied to us. He has tried to blackmail the council, making return of that undeserved money contingent on their obeying him (a complete reversal of the democratic relationship). He needs to go. There is no place for greedy narcissistic psychopaths in our public service.