Byron Shire Cr Paul Spooner.
My dear mother use to counsel me with ‘people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.’
Seems to me some local commentators and elected council representatives from years gone by never met my mother.
A quick look at the legal expenses record tells a different story to the one being spun in the Echo of recent days. Expenditure over the last two terms of council has been:
Oh, by the way, the the legal expenses for the first six months of 2017/18 is $170,320.
This is what transparency and focus looks like.
Finally, if you’re wondering about all that expense on defending the Butler Street DA that some folk keep referring to it didn’t come from ratepayers money.
It came from the budget to deliver the project.
In other words, paid for courtesy of the state government.