Kapiti Council Expresses no Confidence in David Scott

May 31, 2018

Kāpiti councillor David Scott could be asked to resign in the next few days.


Kāpiti Coast mayor K Gurunathan says nearly all members of his council table had no confidence in Mr Scott, found guilty in the Wellington District Court last week of indecent assault.


The 72-year-old is due to be sentenced on June 19 but Mayor Gurunathan says councillors could demand a resignation in the coming days.


Mr Scott was found guilty of indecent assault after he rubbed his genitals against a senior staff member at a morning tea held at the council buildings last year.


Yesterday Mr Scott said he didn't plan to resign from his $33,000-a-year council seat and was "shocked" it should be asked of him.


Mayor Gurunathan says it’s important for him to let ratepayers know his councillors had no confidence in Mr Scott.


Last week, Kāpiti Coast District Council CEO Wayne Maxwell said a conviction would be needed if Scott was to be disqualified from office.


Mr Maxwell confirmed if this happened before October 12, it would trigger a by-election.

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