An­other tier to over­see coun­cil­lors’ ac­tions

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion - B Las­sig Bund­aberg

WITH the re­gional coun­cil elec­tions im­mi­nent, I have come up with an idea that may be ben­e­fi­cial to all the sit­ting mem­bers, as­pi­rants and coun­cil bash­ers. What we need is an­other tier of lo­cal govern­ment, like a re­view com­mit­tee, an up­per house if you will, sim­i­lar to the se­nate. This com­mit­tee would over­see coun­cil de­ci­sions and cut or mod­ify bad de­ci­sions and have the power to sin bin coun­cil­lors who don’t step up. I have put much thought as to the make-up of this com­mit­tee and here it is, though I in­vite read­ers to nom­i­nate their own team. My team is Bill Louden, Noel Bow­man, Steve Bieger, Jim Carter and Di­eter Moeckel. Bill and Noel rep­re­sent­ing the con­ser­va­tive view for Bar­gara, Steve for Bur­nett Heads, Jim for El­liott Heads and Di­eter to fight for the Greens up there at Nim Bin, sorry I meant Gin Gin. The pres­i­dent of this com­mit­tee is friendly Fredrick Arher, who is the epit­ome of diplo­macy. You’ll no­tice Fred, I didn’t nom­i­nate any of the fairer sex to this com­mit­tee, as you of all peo­ple would un­der­stand they just couldn’t cut it. Al­though I must be fair here Fred and re­mind you that an all-fe­male com­mit­tee of Olga, Ge­orge, Pam Soper, Betty Lowis and Mary Walsh would be nearly as for­mi­da­ble. Just imag­ine a group start from that quar­tet.

Adrian Wone Give me a plan of ac­tion – a vi­sion per­haps – for the next few years of your em­ploy­ment with us and then I will con­sider a vote for you.

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