Byron Shire Council is the ‘giving council’.
They gave us all an extra increase in our rates this year. They gave us the luxury of paying $25 to park ‘free’ in Byron Bay. They gave us all one free trip to the tip to drop off hard rubbish (remember the good old days when they collected from your kerbside?).
This afternoon they ‘gave’ me a $99 parking infringement notice for exceeding the two-hour limit after I took my kids to watch a movie that ran for just over that time limit. All of these extra funds go into a multimillion-dollar sports complex that no-one can use and local roads that are the envy of the third world.
I know what I’m going to give them come next Election Day.
Damian Bisogni, Bangalow