John Lazarus, Byron Bay
Greens Cr Rose Wanchap claims outrageously that she is proposing $5000 bonds to manage unlawful holiday lets because Byron Shire Council has not been able to address the unlawful industry.
Council staff recently brought a case to councillors that staff were proposing to take to court, and Cr Wanchap voted to stop staff prosecuting the prohibited development.
Cr Wanchap stopped the staff prosecution, and instead directed staff to hold discussions with the holiday letting organisation of criminal developers (with the process now wafted off to hold further discussions).
Cr Wanchap is complicit in stopping council staff taking these unlawful operators to court, and complicit in protecting the unlawful industry. Cr Wanchap is part of the problem, not the solution.