Dunedin City councillor Teresa Stevenson will be censured for
breaching the code of conduct and standing orders, and asked
to make an "appropriate apology" to the council.
In a statement, Mayor Peter Chin said the apology for
disclosing confidential information to the Otago Daily
Times would have to be to his satisfaction.
A complaint from Cr Fliss Butcher that Cr Stevenson had
breached standing orders was investigated by the council's
conduct committee earlier this year.
The committee consists of chairwoman Prof Nicola Peart, Mr
Chin and deputy mayor Cr Syd Brown.
Its findings were reported to the council during the
non-public part of an extraordinary council meeting last
month and a decision was made to censure Cr Stevenson and ask
for an apology.
Ms Stevenson was alleged to have leaked to the ODT
details of a confidential letter about the Awatea St stadium
sent to the Government by Mr Chin and Otago Regional Council
chairman Stephen Cairns.
Mr Chin would not comment further last night.
Cr Stevenson has previously said she is unable to comment.