A review launched by GLA Chief Executive Leo Boland into whether he should make himself redundant has concluded that he can and probably should.
A memo sent out to all GLA staff this morning confirms that:
"The review... sets out that there is no legal requirement for the GLA to have a Chief Executive and that the two statutory functions currently carried out as part of the post - that of Head of Paid Service and Greater London Returning Officer, could be carried out by other suitably qualified officers...
"On the basis of this, and following discussions between Assembly Group Leaders and the Mayor, a report has gone to the Assembly proposing to begin formal consultation on the possible deletion of the Chief Executive’s post....
Not to mention the sizeable pay-off that Mr. Boland would receive after being in the job for just two years.
All of which should raise the following questions to Boris Johnson:
If Boland wasn't required, why did you appoint him in the first place, and why did you give him a 12 per cent pay rise on the previous occupant?
And why if his role was so unimportant, did you spend so much time and money on three separate new offices for him?
Maybe it's time for another review?