No, no no! Stop the flip flopping
LISMORE City Council’s decision to reject a $90M expansion plan for Lismore Square reminds me of a song from High School Musical.
When I woke up on Wednesday morning to find out the council had voted 6-5 to rebuff the developers I was replaying the lyrics from Stick to the Status Quo.
In the film of High School Musical the clip displays the school canteen full of students deriding anyone who dares to do something different.
The lyrics are apt to Lismore City Council’s inertia on this issue: “no, no, no stick to the stuff you know”.
I’m afraid I am with Page MP Kevin Hogan on this one.
Ratepayers don’t want a local council who flip flops on big issues like this.
The council’s stick in the mud attitude is costing jobs, but it’s also damaging this city’s reputation.
You know when you get conservative councillors like Greg Bennett and Nancy Casson voting with the Greens’ Adam Guise and Vanessa Ekins on an issue like a shopping centre expansion, there’s something seriously amiss.
Little wonder one of our letter writers today has called on the State Government to step in and appoint an administrator.
Ratepayers don’t want a local council who flip flops on big issues like this. Be bold, take a stand, stop being so wishy washy.
The council doesn’t seem to agree on any vision that is about to lead this city out of the doldrums it finds itself in since the March flood.
While it deserves a pat on the back for doing a quick clean-up after the floods, it deserves a boot up the bum for relinquishing that leadership now.
Councillors, where is the vision and foresight you were elected to provide?