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Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull is tight-lipped over two items to be considered in private at next week's Dunedin City Council meeting.
The public agenda for Monday's meeting, released yesterday, listed a "standing orders issue" to be discussed with the public and media excluded.
A standing orders issue usually related to a councillor alleged to have broken the council's code of conduct rules.
Mr Cull said when contacted last night he could not comment on the matter until after the meeting, and then only if it was resolved and councillors voted to make it public.
"If they resolve to not make it public, then they don't. I'm in the hands of council."
The process for resolving an alleged breach of standing orders also required an accused councillor be informed of any complaint against them ahead of the meeting.
The second item to be discussed in non-public was listed as a "legal matter", but provided no further information, and Mr Cull declined to say what it related to.