Analysis doesn’t support councillor numbers
WE read your article, “Subiaco won’t push boundaries”, (WSW, November 29), with interest.
Councillors vote to keep their jobs. Who would have thought it?
Having 12 white, late-middle-aged councillors is a sure way to achieve diversity (irony intended).
We wrote a submission on the issue of wards and councillors, which received a “robo reply” from City of Subiaco and otherwise nothing.
Our very simple analysis, which is a comparison between Subiaco council and the Legislative Assembly of WA, on the basis of geographical area, number of constituents served, extent of responsibility and price per head, is not flattering to the City of Subiaco and would not seem to justify 12 councillors and mayor, even with the ‘diversity’ element thrown in.
Richard and Stephanie Barsden, Subiaco.