Is chief exec necessary?
One of the reasons that council spending is always increasing is the fact that those who provide the finance to run the council have no control over how this money is spent.
For example, we have a chief executive and deputy with all the attendant costs, when many other councils, some larger than King’s Lynn, have abolished these offices to save the taxpayer money.
I have asked the elected councillors to scrap the office of chief executive, but they prefer to inflict the costs of maintaining this backward looking stance upon the taxpayer.
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