The shambles that is now the Byron Shire Council must be a total disappointment to those who voted for a Greens-led council.
The obvious target in this mash up is Rose Wanchap, someone who should now step aside and have her place vacated for a by-election to be held so that those she has duped can have their say, again, properly, in an honest contest of what the candidate really stands for.
Anything else would be prolonging the agony of those she duped and those she now stands against.
But Rose is not the only problem here.
We have a supposedly Greens mayor who seems to gleefully accept and promote anything which gets him the Gen-X vote, or any vote from those under 30 as he obviously tries to establish a block of votes to safeguard his career in politics.
This is exemplified in his recent backing of an increase of 2,700 new bums on seats for Splendour in The Grass, the shire’s latest milking cow.
As I have written before and which you refuse to publish in your paper editions, this constant promotion of ever-increasing numbers of people coming to the shire creates ever-increasing levels of pollution, solid waste and sewage that must be dealt with by the limited resources of rates paid by locals.
Meanwhile our roads deteriorate further and the place gets trashed.
I wonder how many people have actually calculated the amount of pollution these festivals bring into the shire? I did this in relation to the emissions just from jets bringing international tourists into the place and it is phenomenal!
But again you won’t print that.
Why not? Is this a commercial decision on the part of The Echo to not upset its revenue stream? It seems the Greens has turned a lighter shade of beige in Byron Shire.
Mike Mizzi, Ocean Shores
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