CONGRATULATIONS to Councillor Steve Kepert on his efforts to steer our Council in some sort of direction, first up by having a clear mission statement.
Warm and fuzzy council phrases like “age friendly” and “urban forest” are fine but meaningless if not put into practice, as is the City’s vision statement mentioned by Cr Clive Robartson: working together to achieve community well being for today and tomorrow.
All organisations’ management plans start with a mission statement, followed up by objectives, strategies, tactics, specific tasks and jobs .
For Cr Guy Wieland to say “your actions are your mission statement” and that mission statements are outdated is to say that Google, Nike, Oxfam, RSPCA and most successful organisations don’t know what they are doing.
If the Council had a clear mission, strategies, objectives, tactics, tasks and jobs, there would be no need for a local government inquiry into the functioning of the Council.
There would be less elector complaints, meetings and ratepayer distress. KARL KELERS, Alfred Cove