DAY WAS A LOT OF FUN FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
The residents have no democratic vote in choosing our mayor. With all allowances, this position pays $94,500, yet the residents are disenfranchised from being able to choose (vote) for their choice of the mayor as many other citizens in other municipalities can.
How fair or how "democratic" is the present system to elect a mayor in Belmont?
Only the majority of the nine Belmont councillors elect the mayor. Without any endorsement of a vote by the citizens, that is an anomaly and an affront to true democracy at grass-roots level.
This is no way to encourage more and possible best-qualified people in the community to stand for mayor so that ratepayers can then choose who they see as the best person for the job. KEVIN BETTRIDGE, Rivervale.
This gorgeous photo was taken by Kate Drennan Photography at the Acton Funcats event where children from PMH and their families had a fun day out on the funcats in South Perth. The children in this photo are Sierra Fraser, Della Coleman, Stitches the Bear, Justin McNair and Bryce Lowry. Have you got a picture to share? Send it to southerngazette@ communitynews.com.au