Melville Times - - Opinion -

IT is as well that the Melville Coun­cil in­di­vid­ual was ex­on­er­ated, but the mayor does carry on doesn’t he?

It sim­ply does not add up that his ad­min­is­tra­tion ap­pointed a keen sym­pa­thiser of the wave group to make an ‘im­par­tial eval­u­a­tion of its pro­posal, and prej­u­dice its re­sults against the lo­cal com­mu­nity in­ter­est, all the while re­peat­ing a mis­lead­ing mantra that the pro­posal was ‘un­so­licited’?

The coun­cil knew about it and have gone out of their way to fa­cil­i­tate it covertly, and with that sleight-of-hand that is the trade­mark of ca­reer politi­cians.

No won­der the mayor is an­gry.

It seems that these ex­em­plary stan­dards of coun­cil con­duct have spread to ‘young guns’

There is no imag­i­na­tion here and lit­tle sen­si­tiv­ity to fu­ture needs of an age­ing com­mu­nity.

That is not balanced at all.

It is time to save our best re­main­ing pub­lic re­cre­ational ar­eas from a lit­ter of un­needed ‘Aubrey­topian’ mon­u­ments, in pri­vate hands.

Let us vote in a bet­ter and more transparent coun­cil.


Al­fred Cove

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