I wasn’t involved in the process, and I have no comment to make on it
– CRC mayor Bob Manning
CEO Peter Tabulo had been privy ‘‘for months’’ to the proposed staff structure for the new Douglas Shire Council.
She said the legislation gave sole power to Mr Tabulo to be in a position ‘‘ to make those decisions’’ (on the transfer numbers).
The announcement of the staff numbers being transferred was at the 11th hour of the process and was a bombshell for the new council.
Cr Leu said she challenged the government’s legislation which had allowed this situation to arise.
It could undermine the new council if the situation was allowed to continue.
‘‘It is clear to everyone in our community that not only is this unnecessary but why do people [the CRC] do this?’’