Clarke’s Beach coun­cil mak­ing na­tional head­lines

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The buzz over an on­go­ing dis­pute be­tween Clarke’s Beach Mayor Betty Moore and other mem­bers of the town coun­cil reached new heights last week fol­low­ing the pub­li­ca­tion of a provoca­tive ar­ti­cle in McLean’s, a na­tional mag­a­zine.

The ar­ti­cle was head­lined “Meet Betty Moore, mayor of Canada’s most dys­func­tional mu­nic­i­pal­ity,” and painted a dis­turb­ing por­trait of the town’s elected lead­ers, and their abil­ity to work to­gether. The ar­ti­cle fea­tured com­ments from Mayor Moore, who has been com­pletely iso­lated by her six col­leagues, and Deputy Mayor Kevin Hussey, who has been es­pe­cially crit­i­cal of Moore’s style of lead­er­ship.

The ar­ti­cle prompted re­ports from other pro­vin­cial me­dia out­lets, was gen­er­at­ing buzz on sev­eral open line ra­dio shows, and was topof-mind among many cit­i­zens in the re­gion.

The sit­u­a­tion in Clarke’s Beach has also gen­er­ated its fair share of head­lines in The Com­pass, and has over­shad­owed the many pos­i­tive things hap­pen­ing in the grow­ing com- mu­nity.

In a bid to set the record straight, Hussey and five other mem­bers of coun­cil fired back with a let­ter to the ed­i­tor (see Page A4). Let­ters from two other Clarke’s Beach res­i­dents can also be found in this edition.

To view the McLean’s ar­ti­cle, go on­line at the fol­low­ing:

http://www2.ma­cleans.ca/2012/10/23/on­the-rock-and-in-a-hard-place/

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