Now that the CMC has delivered its findings and cleared everyone of the alleged misuse of NDRRA funds by the previous administration, the community can see that this has been nothing more than a biased and vitriolic personal attack which was clearly unfounded.
Readers may recall that it was reported that the CEO even went as far as presenting to council a motion that the WRC consider launching a civil action against those concerned.
It is now time for those people who were responsible for instigating this action to be held to account.
Employees and their families who were involved have had to suffer an unacceptable level of personal stress waiting for their names to be cleared.
Clearly Mayor Whitney and the CEO Mr. Scott Waters have demonstrated once and for all that they do not have the ethical standards and qualities that are required to lead our community.
This follows closely on the recent fiasco in which the TLPI was mismanaged where the Deputy Premier had to step in and remind the mayor that councillors were not to be intimidated with threats of legal action.
As Gough Whitlam once said “it’s time”.
It’s time that both these persons be stood aside. Our community can no longer be subjected to this standard of maladministration and incompetency. Ross Newell President WRRA