May­oral hope­ful a man on a mis­sion

Kwinana Courier - - Opinion -

GEOFF Stu­art wants to be the new City of Rock­ing­ham mayor.

Mr Stu­art will stand at the next City of Rock­ing­ham coun­cil elec­tion in the Safety Bay ward and, if suc­cess­ful, plans to nom­i­nate for mayor.

The for­mer City of Swan coun­cil­lor has been a mem­ber of the Lib­eral Party, La­bor Party and Greens over the years.

He said a piv­otal is­sue that made him de­cide to con­test the mayor po­si­tion was dredg­ing at Safety Bay.

“I made the de­ci­sion to get rid of Barry Sam­mels as the mayor,” Mr Stu­art said.

“They were dump­ing dirty grey muck on our once-pris­tine beach.”

He said it had been very ex­pen­sive to re­move the sand.

“On this par­tic­u­lar is­sue, he (Barry Sam­mels) has failed,” Mr Stu­art said.

“He did apol­o­gise for his mis­take, I re­spect him for that.

“But why should ratepay­ers have to pay for these mis­takes?”

Mr Stu­art said that, if elected, he would en­sure there was an odd num­ber of coun­cil­lors to pre­vent any vot­ing be­ing tied.

He said when there was a tied vote, the mayor got the de­cid­ing vote at the mo­ment.

He also promised to re­duce rates by one per cent “from now on”.

“I be­lieve I can re­duce rates,” he said. “Peo­ple are strug­gling.” Mr Stu­art said he would also en­sure Man­gles Bay was flushed out.

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Geoff Stu­art wants to be mayor of Rock­ing­ham.

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