Errant DCC staff member ‘spoken to’

The Dunedin City Council staff member caught parking illegally in Green Island on Wednesday has been "spoken to".

The council was accused of double standards after one of its employees was caught parking for an hour on yellow lines, over a fire hydrant and too close to a bus stop.

Green Island woman Cody Sheridan sent photos to the Otago Daily Times of the vehicle parked near an area where the council issued  parking infringement notices  to customers of the cafe in which she worked.

She said the vehicle was parked in Main South Rd for about an hour while the staff member had "coffee and a catch-up".

Acting transport group manager Richard Saunders confirmed the car was driven by a member of the council transport team.

"There was no good reason for the car to be parked in that way and the staff member has been spoken to," he said.

"All staff will be reminded they are expected to drive and park legally and responsibly."

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