The Mayor is only one person among the 12,000 on the Auckland Council payroll, yet she or he has to give leadership within the organisation, and to people in the city and far beyond – particularly government. We’ve long under-invested in infrastructure, affordable housing and most other aspects of our built environment. Newsroom speaks with the three frontrunners in this year’s mayoral election – Viv Beck, Wayne Brown and Efeso Collins – to learn more about who they are, what they would bring to the job, and what they hope to achieve as mayor.