This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'Cr Briggs emails to Councillors on 26 August 2021 referring to me'.
From: Josh Briggs <[email address]>
Sent: 26 August 2021 16:30
To: Leigh Sutton <[email address]>
Cc: CNB <[email address]>; Mayor.Councillors <[email address]>; Jo Miller <[email address]>
Subject: Re: Staff story this morning
Leigh. You are quoted, as a Councillor, in the article. It is a matter of fact that you are involved in the article. If you didn't want people to say you
were involved in the article, it would have been best not to take part in it.
I have attached a screen shot just in case anyone has not seen the article yet. Also, here is the link:
Staff restructure causing low staff morale at Hutt City Council, employees say |<
Employee morale at Hutt City Council has plummeted because of restructuring and a top-down culture, current and former staffers say. A survey of
council staff in Lower Hutt – New Zealand's sixth ...
From: Leigh Sutton <[email address]>
Sent: 26 August 2021 15:50
To: Josh Briggs <[email address]>
Cc: CNB <[email address]>; Mayor.Councillors <[email address]>; Jo Miller <[email address]>
Subject: Re: Staff story this morning
Josh - I was approached for a comment and at the same time was surprised to learn the reporter had a copy of the survey which was more than I have
been able to obtain.
So please stop the gaslighting.
Sent from my iPhone
> On 26/08/2021, at 3:38 PM, Josh Briggs <[email address]> wrote:
> Kia ora tatou,
> It is disappointing to see the story on Stuff today. Jo, you and all of CLT have my support in the work you are doing.
> Given Leigh has commented on the Stuff story it's pretty clear that at least one elected member is involved with this story.
> I’m surprised by Shazly's and Chris’s emails and I’ve had enough.
> Let's be clear Chris and let the other Councillors know what took place at the Chief Executive's Employment Subcommittee meeting on the 16th
of August.  You came into the meeting, requested the confidential meeting papers and copied down the survey results on a note pad verbatim. I
called you out for what you were doing and you denied it. I then made it very clear I knew what you were doing, including which page you were
copying from. You then apprehensively acknowledged that my assertion was correct and then left the meeting. Both Mark and Max then magically
tweaked their messaging about the staff survey results. A coincidence? I for one am sick of your lies and manipulation. You aren't fooling anyone
but yourself.
> Max is caught up in all of this. Posting regularly on his “truth exposed” page. Shazly, did you know he is bragging about getting you to ask
questions for him through elected member requests? Is this true?
> It's well past time to get on with the jobs we were all elected to do.
> Nga mihi,
> Josh