We think former Mayor Joe Delle Donne makes some good points….
Clearly concerns about Canning continue… clearly the majority of our new Councillors and the Mayor will have little to no real experience in local govt…. clearly the staff who will advise them have been up to all sorts of things and frequently just didn’t do things all that well.
Just a sampling:
All the training in the world won’t substitute for deep knowledge and extensive experience of local govt, and Canning – what was, and what on earth is costing us so much now.
Lifting rates because “our rates are lower than other councils” is only going to close that gap, so that’s not much of a solution.
Remember we were told by staff that caring for the elderly and the disabled was in dire threat under reform? Well, Care Services is now unsustainable – how did that happen, in just one year?
Simon O’Brien got the flick as a Canning Councillor and went on to be a Minister – nobody died. Dare we move on too?
Experience is important now more than ever.
Mayoral advertisement appeared in the Canning Examiner, 7 October 2015, page 2