Today, Tauranga City Council considered the proposal to gift 11 Mission Street to the Otamataha Trust, subject to a lease to the Elms Foundation.
Council voted against this recommendation and against a recommendation to gift 11 Mission St to the Elms Foundation.
A new recommendation was carried, six to five, that the land be gifted to the Otamataha Trust, subject to an endorsement from the Elms Foundation. If the Foundation does endorse gifting of the land to the Trust, the Trust would then lease 11 Mission St back to the Elms.
If they do not endorse the gifting of the land to the Trust the decision around ownership would come back to the newly elected Council for their consideration.