Is this Perth’s worst Councillor?

If the McGowan Govt wants reasons to legislate the dismissal of poorly performing individual local govt reps, it need look no further than the City of Canning. Within an entirely newly elected council already compromised by vested interests (20mths on from investigations and suspension), there is one councillor that stands out more, ironically, for doing bugger all: Cr Ayse Martli. Seemingly incredibly lazy and entirely unaccountable to […]

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Canning falling on $1.6m inquiry sword?

If what I’ve heard is true, it hasn’t taken long for the City of Canning to demonstrate a return to behaviours the final $1.6m Inquiry recommended against. At bottom:  What the Premier’s office responded with when advised of this. So what critical problems seem to be continuing at Canning? Firstly, once again some councillors are not turning up for important briefing sessions, or ensuring they […]

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Third of Canning Council don’t live there?

Clarification on fourth councillor, Patrick Hall, Bannister Ward, not residing in representative area. Thank you to Patrick for immediately addressing concerns he lives [just] outside Bannister now, after  years of residence within, a move which only occurred in 2014, the year before the election.  The Hall family is on track to move back to Bannister Ward this […]

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Millions spent, staff dissatisfied?

It’s hard, as the community, to get the whole truth, all the implications, about anything at the City of Canning these days.  So much spin… Take the Agenda Setting Briefings (ASBs) concept, for example.  Former Commissioner Linton Reynolds hailed it as some sort of progressive way forward: the community was encouraged to ask their Qs there, instead of the […]

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Canning’s insurers abandon it?

At bottom:  Is the breakdown of the $1.6m Inquiry bill cost outrageous? In what will probably be viewed as a “sensation”, at the last council meeting held via our “under administration” status, the Commissioners overrode staff recommendations to continue negotiating on the $1.6m Inquiry in to City of Canning bill and told them to pay it. That money, it seems, will […]

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Fmr Mayor: Canning vulnerable still

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 […]

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Threats, interviews, election

Is someone only now alerting media outlets about a threat incident between two Mason Ward candidates, that occurred weeks ago, because ballot papers have gone out? In what may seem a contentious Q, we consider it worth asking why, in what must have been a distressing time for all involved since the alleged incident occurred on 19 […]

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Ugly politics again at City of Canning

UPDATE: Blog analytics show a lot of interest in Ayse Martli from search engines, one request for Mr Lanza, none for Jesse Jacobs. The above came out today in The Weekend West – revelation of an issue between two candidates running for election as councillors in Mason Ward. This info is just going out now – the incident was two […]

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Canning’s stability undermined?

FOLLOW THE STORY OF JESSE JACOBS DESPERATE ATTEMPTS TO AVOID COMMITTING TO A FULL FIRST TERM AS MAYOR OF CANNING HERE Canning is returning to democratic governance in one month. In 17 months it may lose its Mayor. The political party memberships/past parliamentary bids inclusive within Canning’s 11 mayoral candidates, and what this may mean for the […]

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Rare: insight to Canning’s issues (2013)

A refresher article from our vault! Why did former Mayor Joe Delle Donne take his concerns about the administration of Canning, that kicked off the investigations, to the Minister for Local Govt? Just how many problems at the City of Canning were issues that came under the remit of the administration, rather than the responsibility of the Mayor and […]

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Heat island! Big Canning, little tree canopy!

The City of Canning is the 9th largest Council in the metropolitan area*…. yet it has just been revealed as having the third lowest amount of tree canopy in Perth. The only councils scoring more disastrously than us are Fremantle and Belmont. A lot of this decline is being related to infill development, of which Canning is […]

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WA Labor infiltrating Canning Council?

Update:  Mr Lanza’s speech for candidates’ forum did detail various employment of the past, but no mention of working for WA Labor pollies?  In the interests of ferreting out ALL the political parties/members currently targeting City of Canning council elections, today we take a look at Frank Lanza, running for Mason Ward. Frank, otherwise known […]

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Canning has WORST rental suburb in WA?

Surprised to see today one of Canning’s lovely river suburbs – Shelley – declared the second-worst rental suburb in Australia! At bottom:  Two mayoral candidates express concern about infill. As reported today in Business News*: The riverside suburb of Shelley has been given the ignominious title of the second worst suburb for rental problems in Australia….research from rental […]

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New Council will need to grow a set…. (Mike Nahan)

Well, we think that’s more or less what MP for Riverton, Mike Nahan, said this week. Nahan’s concern about the City of Canning, particularly the behaviour of the administration under CEO Lyn Russell, isn’t going away any time soon. Nor will the Premier’s threat:  Local govt?  On notice.  Right now. And if the long-term view of William […]

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Greens play dirty pool to get Mayor in to Canning?

DIRTY POOL (noun) The noun DIRTY POOL has 1 sense: 1. conduct that is unfair or unethical or unsportsmanlike CHRISTINE CUNNINGHAM seems to want power.  She’s run for elections at state and federal level; no doubt she will again.  It’s the way she may be going about trying for the top position here in Canning we’re concerned with now. […]

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6PR: Former Councillor unloads on rate rises

The City of Canning is not a council major media shows any interest in normally – but things have changed and for all the wrong reasons. Canning’s rate rises – those issued to cover its skyrocketing costs when democratically elected brakes were removed (Canning has been run by staff and Commissioners for years) – have us on lists everywhere: And […]

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Ambitious Lib runs for Canning Mayor

UPDATE:  Jesse Jacobs refusing to CATEGORICALLY RULE OUT NOW running for state or federal parliament in his FIRST TERM, if he becomes Mayor of Canning, as a sign of his commitment to the community in this campaign and to the stability of its first democratic council in three years.  State Election is only 17 months […]

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