Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

THE City of Fre­man­tle seems to be the Grinch on one hand and yet Fa­ther Christ­mas on the other.

That is of course if the lat­ter can still be ref­er­enced in this pro­gres­sive, in­clu­sive yet di­verse, po­lit­i­cally cor­rect, yet free think­ing com­mu­nity of creatives and mak­ers, green im­bued, so­lar pow­ered, wind pow­ered, pedal pow­ered, speed humped com­mu­nity?

The Grinch is all about steal­ing the peo­ple's pa­rade – you know, week's out from the Freo Fes­ti­val.

Grab your shop­ping trol­ley and race around Kings Square be­fore it gets re­named to what­ever - prefer­ably not any­thing so royal sound­ing.

Royal names are, you know, so yes­ter­day.

Last com­mu­nity sur­vey had the City of Fre­man­tle as be­ing rated 80 out of 100 as a place to live - fan­tas­tic.

Yet when it comes to how open and trans­par­ent Coun­cil pro­cesses are, a rat­ing of 45 out of 100 is shown. Spin. Spun well. Ev­ery­one knows it. SEAN HEFFERON South Fre­man­tle

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