Best man for the job: Simp­son

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - South Perth Local Government Reform -

LO­CAL Gov­ern­ment Min­is­ter Tony Simp­son says the ap­point­ment of for­mer South Perth Mayor James Best as Com­mis­sioner to the Shire of York should re­store con­fi­dence in the Shire’s abil­ity to gov­ern.

Mr Best, ap­pointed Com­mis­sioner last week after Mr Simp­son sus­pended the Shire, is ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Kar­ratha and Dis­tricts Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try.

On Novem­ber 20, Mr Simp­son is­sued the Shire with a “show cause” no­tice ask­ing why the coun­cil should not be sus­pended.

In its re­ply, the coun­cil re­jected many claims of a 30-page Depart­ment of Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment re­port and asked the Gov­ern­ment to ap­point a panel with the pow­ers of a Royal Com­mis­sion to in­ves­ti­gate cor­po­rate gov­er­nance is­sues dat­ing back 10 years.

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