Where’s the thrift?
LET it be told simply and in plain language councillors must understand, “many ratepayers think this current Bundaberg Regional Council under the leadership of “nice guy” Mayor Forman, has substantially lost its way. For example, where is the thrift and sort out via extensive audit he promised prior to election, and instead we residents see only a continuation of the same old unsustainable rate increases well above the level of inflationary pressures. Clearly all can understand the burden of balancing competing interests including the politicking of various councillors, yet if ever was a time to wield the scissors in “cutting ones suit to available cloth” then it is now! Business is struggling, farmers are in difficulties, those on fixed incomes (pensioners, seniors, underemployed etc) are doing it tough, yet council goes blithely on spending our money on unnecessary programs, fiddling with planning issues etc, and this instead of developing a frugal, financially careful regime focused on completing mainstream projects aimed at providing widespread good community outcomes.