TRANSPARENCY means no hidden agendas and the availability of all the facts required for collective decision making and accountability.
Touted by council candidates, we can only take their word.
However those seeking re-election can be judged on their past performance.
Mayor Whitney and Cr Clifford promised transparency in 2012.
Botched issues like coconut palms, cycle tracks, high-rise, public foreshore, roundabouts, pedestrians and traffic - in Clifford’s division alone - were hardly transparent.
PCYC public “consultation” on highrise was a farce.
Whitney didn’t turn up and Clifford prevaricated over the public’s demand for an extension of the submissions’ deadline.
At the Reef Gateway Meet the Councillors, Whitney and Clifford were asked why the council had breached its commitment to release last year’s submissions on high-rise.
They blamed the other councillors but the council minutes tell a different story. More smoke and mirrors.
So where are the submissions and the umpteenth new plan passed to concrete over Airlie?
Failure to uphold an election promise is not only contempt but a breach of our election contract. Andrew Marshall Cannonvale