Por­trait to take pride of place again

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Kensington -

TWO years after the City of South Perth coun­cil de­cided to re­move for­mer mayor James Best’s por­trait from dis­play, the wind changed, and the coun­cil agreed to put it back.

At last week’s coun­cil meet­ing, the item was passed, which rec­om­mended the pre­vi­ous 2012 mo­tion be re­scinded and a new mo­tion be adopted that the por­trait is hung with other may­oral por­traits.

The coun­cil re­moved the por­trait in 2012 be­cause it did not con­form to coun­cil pol­icy.

Last month, chief ex­ec­u­tive Cliff Frew­ing sug­gested three op­tions to the coun­cil: to leave it in stor­age; dis­play it, or gift it to Mr Best or the South Perth His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety.

The decision was made and the por­trait will be dis­played.

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