Dis­ap­point­ing to see mo­tion fail

Gatton Star - - Opinion -

Train­ing needed?

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


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