It is fantastic to see the comments from Grahame and I could not agree more with his comments. It has become apparent that if the present Councillors do not agree with the Mayor and the CEO they are ‘shut down.’ We vote for various people to speak on our behalf at the Council meetings and to express our thoughts and ideas. By debating various sides of an issue there should then be a compromise reached that may satisfy the bulk of the electorate. However, it appears that anybody that speaks up – or offers a different point of view – is shouted down or told to leave the room!
We seem to have something resembling a dictatorship in our present council.