The article ‘Mayor breaks ranks with Greens over Last Drinks’ in Echonetdaily has attracted a majority of comments supporting his brave ‘independence’ from the ‘party line’.
In fact the matter originated from my address to the Last Drinks meeting where I was pointing out that Greens councillors are not bound by the decisions of the local group. This has always been the case – there is no ‘party line’. My reason for making this clear was that in this instance I felt that the public needed to know that the mayor and the Byron Greens were not in full agreement.
Other comments such as my concern that the mayor, as a Green, was paying far too much attention to the needs of the business community and not enough to environmental and general residents’ concerns were my opinion only. As are my comments that I consider the arrangements for NYE ill-considered and poorly planned.
Tom Tabart, convenor, Byron Greens