The government can expect some flak if they keep commissioners at Environment Canterbury.
Local Government Minister David Carter and Environment Minister Amy Adams will announce the regional council's future governance structure this morning.
ECan's been run by commissioners since the Government sacked its councillors back in 2010.
One of those dumped was Jo Kane.
She says even a mixed model of both councillors and government appointment representatives isn't good enough.
"We owe it back to the people. They are paying the rates, and they deserve to have representation."
Jo Kane says as things stand, Canterbury is growing without proper leadership.
Labour claims those hoping for a return to the way things were, will be disappointed.
Annette King believes there'll either be a delay in elections until 2015, or there'll be a combination of councillors and commissioners appointed.
"Whatever they decide, it goes against what was promised by Nick Smith, the then Minister of Local Government, who said there would be election either before or on the time of the next election."
Those elections are due next year.
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