Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

THANK you Tim Slater and Janet Gee in last week’s Gazette for bring­ing the is­sue of trol­ley con­trols to the fore.

But I dis­agree with the sug­ges­tion that the City of Bel­mont ac­tu­ally has "trol­ley con­trols".

In re­al­ity, it is patently ob­vi­ous from the trol­ley blight per­sist­ing in the city that the coun­cil's long-term mis­man­age­ment of the is­sue has en­gen­dered a widely ac­cepted cul­ture of trol­ley dump­ing.

Any­one in­quir­ing about the is­sue, whether with the coun­cil, the al­der­men, the re­tail out­lets, or Fo­rum man­age­ment, will find that each rep­re­sen­ta­tive will pass the buck some­where else.

It is never their re­spon­si­bil­ity, it is al­ways some­one else's. No­body has the power to fix the prob­lem.

Why are they there, you could ask.

Clearly, some­one some­where has the ul­ti­mate au­thor­ity. That some­one would be the coun­cil would it not?

If other cities do not have this prob­lem then why must we? ROBERT HELLEMAN, River­vale.

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