Mayor needs to en­gage

The Cairns Post - - VIEWS -

I READ with puz­zling in­ter­est that read­ers were call­ing on the Mayor, Bob Man­ning, to gen­uinely con­sult con­stituents prior to mak­ing a de­ci­sion on clos­ing the Es­planade to traf­fic.

This mayor and the band of merry coun­cil­lors have shown that they are bel­liger­ently au­tonomous.

They have proven their lack of re­spect for con­stituents when they kept the CPAC cladding safety is­sues a se­cret, they con­tinue to freeze their hard work­ing em­ploy­ees out of a rea­son­able wage in­crease, only of­fer­ing 4.25 per cent since 2014, which is well less than in­fla­tion, while ac­cept­ing much larger in­creases them­selves, they gag coun­cil­lors who break step and gen­uinely rep­re­sent their con­stituents by fin­ing them into sub­mis­sion.

Ex­pect­ing this dic­ta­to­rial ‘born to rule’ style to change, or for con­sul­ta­tion to be sud­denly “gen­uine” is a lit­tle far fetched. Don’t you think? Rob Hill, Far North­ern Or­gan­iser, Elec­tri­cal Trades Union Queens­land

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