Council block voting a curse
I AM of the opinion that in the last council election the Townsville com-munity demonstrated or voiced its opinion there was no place for politics in local government.
Most people would remember when t he old Townsville City Council used a divisional voting system and all but two divisions were filled by Labor Party members with a Labor Party leader.
For four years the citizens of Townsville living in the divisions with non-Labor Party council members then had no representation to look after their division.
Decisions of the ruling party were obviously determined at meetings before full council meetings and the dominant party then voted as a block to veto any proposal put forward by non-Labor members.
It appears to me that in the present council all proposals are put forward for consideration of all councillors in an open manner at full council meetings and all councillors can vote according to their own opinion.
There have been many times when members of Team Tyrell have not voted as a block and all districts can therefore receive due representation if the proposal warrants it. KEN BOWLES, Mount Louisa.