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Having just read the news of the removal of the GM from TSC staff on Echonetdaily I want to commend councillors on taking this strong action. I am sure it is not a decision taken lightly or without much consideration.

From the community’s perspective from outside it has been painfully obvious that the arrival of the new GM coincided with many changes in council which have contributed to low morale and decisions that were often not in the interests of the council and therefore the community. Staff reports have also been inconsistent with previously adopted policies of council, in particular with regard to the LEP, and it was felt that undue influence was being asserted by the GM in these matters.

The GM’s instigated reduction of community access times from five minutes to three minutes was the first community alienating action we recognised and there have been other alienating actions taken that were not the result of council resolutions, which have also caused many in the community to lose faith in the intentions of the GM.

We commend you for acting so quickly to ensure that the best interests of the Tweed community can continue to be served by council.

Chris Cherry, Wooyung


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