Disappointing to see motion fail
IT was disappointing to witness a motion at a recent council meeting lost four to three on a current councillor’s request to attend a conference offered at the 2015 LGAQ Annual conference – Professional development stream on councillors’ roles and responsibilities where they will discuss behaviours and actions required by elected members in meeting their roles and responsibilities using legislation and its basis.
Even through a full report was offered by the councillor after attending the conference, the motion was still denied.
Funds are allocated in the yearly budget for elected councillors’ training expenses and with all the litigation cases, considered in closed sessions during the current term, maybe all the elected councillors should have attended.
No-one can claim to know it all. Glenys McColm