Joondalup Weekender - - Opinion -

AT least with Rob John­son and Rus­sell Poli­wka we have two rea­son­able as­pi­rants for the Joon­dalup mayor job.

Hope­fully it’ll make a dif­fer­ence when some­one sug­gests yet again that $100 mil­lion (plus in­ter­est) of ratepay­ers’ brass be wasted on a per­form­ing arts cen­tre, a fa­cil­ity which will be used by the few, most of whom don’t seem to live in the area but are very vo­cal about it be­ing a ne­ces­sity for the arts to grow.

Other than them, of course, its main pur­pose is to pro­vide a good im­age for those coun­cil­lors in­clud­ing the present mayor with plenty of photo op­por­tu­ni­ties and the chance to press the flesh with many that could fur­ther en­hance their ca­reers.

Then there are the oth­ers who are ei­ther failed state pol­lies only re­cently de­posed who will use it as a ve­hi­cle back on to it.

I don’t usu­ally bother with vot­ing in lo­cal elec­tions but will this time if only to try and stop Al­bert Ja­cob get­ting the po­si­tion. ALAN HANSHAW, Ocean Reef

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