Councillor on the ball
I applaud Mr Magill ( South Waikato News June 3). He understands democratic process and acts. He knew his people needed information. He called them together and allowed robust debate. A list of options came from it. He informed interested parties (eg council) of those options. This is professional, appropriate and a key role as a councillor.
Neil Sinclair calls this a ‘‘threat’’ and ‘‘insulting’’. No Neil, it’s democracy in action and it’s great! Neil hasn’t seen it for a while because it is not the way he leads.
I’m also pleased to hear of other strong and democratic councillors now in our chambers. I send them strength and courage to hold their ground – controllers learn people’s weak spots and have no integrity about using them to get their way.
Watch as they try to push Magill out because he hasn’t complied. This is a destructive pattern of our council and we have lost many great minds because of it.
They have begun by raising the unrelated topic of his number of days in the chamber, attempting to set him apart from the group.
‘‘Schoolboy . . . stuff’’ is right. Mr Magill is likely to have good reason for not attending, but it does not matter because in this case he has proven in one move that quality of attendance is better than quantity.
Tracey Dean, Tokoroa