Brown's own apartment includes a secret room that could well be his new love nest. This squalid little man, with his unctuous Christian piety, and voracious appetites is making Auckland a symbol of profligacy and pruriency. Bring in Statutory Management NOW.
Thousands of dollars have been spent building a private bathroom and dressing room hidden behind a bookcase in under-fire Auckland Mayor Len Brown's new office.
And eyebrows have been raised about the secret rooms, given Brown's past indiscretions.
During a two-year affair with Bevan Chuang, the pair had sex in the mayoral office and other council rooms.
Last night the hidden rooms were labelled "inappropriate" and "a really bad look".
Councillor Sharon Stewart said she had not seen the new office, but "I don't think it's a good look ... I don't think he should have secret rooms in light of what's gone on."
Councillor Linda Cooper said the mayor had a perception problem. "When you've been caught before ... you've got to be wise about your actions and how they'll be perceived by the public, given your history."
Affordable Auckland leader Stephen Berry said hiding rooms behind a bookcase was "highly inappropriate and a really bad look".
"Didn't he learn from the Bevan Chuang incident?"
Councillor Dick Quax said the rooms sounded too elaborate for a city mayor: "A mayor requires working places, he doesn't need play spaces."
The mayor has a new office because he, councillors and more than 2000 council staff have moved to the 31-storey former ASB Tower on Albert St.
The council bought the building for $104 million and spent $53m moving in and refurbishing it.
As he surveys his wreck of a city from his gold plated, ivory tower Brown will be heard bemoaning the lack of ‘affordable’ housing and his heart will bleed for the poor and downtrodden. Yeah right!