Motion ‘out of order’
A MOTION for Town of Cambridge to drop legal action against a ratepayers’ group was lost at this week’s council meeting.
Councillor Rod Bradley’s motion urged the chief executive to discontinue all legal action against the Coast Ward Ratepayers Association, sparked by Amendment 31.
Cr Corinne MacRae said the motion was “out of order”. Cr Bradley moved the motion because the original Amendment 31 as debated, advertised and initiated no longer existed due to changes made by former Planning Minister John Day.
Spending more ratepayers funds to “attack” the association would reflect adversely against the council.
The council report noted the proposed motion was “not accurate” as the Town was the respondent to legal action initiated by the association.