Open politics is good
DECLARED, open party politics would be a good thing for local government. Most councillors have party-political affiliations.
Political parties attract members because people share their views on changes that need to be made.
If the party convinces enough voters to elect their members, then both the will of the party and the people should be delivered.
What’s different about local government? Why should voters have to put up with the political agenda that council bureaucrats invent to fill the gap that so-called ‘independent’ councillors cannot suggest?
We voters end up vast wastage, like calling a Shire a ‘City’. Some leadership in Kalamunda Council might have delivered some aged-care accommodation by now.