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April 23, 2021

Tweed council’s ‘gang of four’ should suck it up

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It’s petty. It’s time-wasting. It’s our rates. It’s four councillors’ pathetic attempt to destabilise Tweed mayor Gary Bagnall.

I note there a two mayoral wannabes, a look-at-me acolyte and inevitable seat-warmer in the gang.

They are fixated on engaging a mayoral mentor at our expense notwithstanding the mayor already has two very experienced mentors.

Now the acolyte who has already undergone councillor mentoring at our expense wants to get into the mayoral mentoring – more expense for us.

The mayor has already demonstrated that he won’t be a puppet of the bureaucracy and that he won’t be dictated to by the disruptive councillors.

I have a feeling that people are going to relate well to mayor Bagnall.

It’s time for the gang of four to suck it up and get back to what they were elected  to do.

Ron Cooper, Kingscliff


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3 COMMENTS

  1. More than that ! It’s time the disruptive, misguided Gang of Four be replaced by Councillors with a genuine interest in the Tweed Shire, and not each other’s misbegotten egocentric ambitions.

  2. I turned on the light, kicked the tyres and checked the electrolyte in the battery. Ron turned on the ignition as Gary needed an acolyte. In the Tweed things are tight. What is an acolyte? An assistant. That is what it says in the dictionary. I was wary so I had to look it up. I am not too bright. Yep, the engines firing on all cylinders.

  3. get rid of these expensive undemocratic ,unconstitutional “local governments “…we need 1 authority in charge of council services with one flat rates charge statewide and a state planning office..

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