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Byron Shire
April 15, 2021

Greens receive just amount of criticism

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David Lovejoy, Mullumbimby

In her letter last week Samantha Wortelhock seems to be saying that The Echo should act as a cheerleader for the Greens councillors simply because they are Greens councillors.

She wonders, ‘how the founders would feel seeing the paper turn against a hard-working Greens council’.

Well, as one of the paper’s founders I can answer that. This council, like previous councils, is receiving just the amount of criticism its conduct deserves. All councils are hard working, but part of that work requires following due process, querying sloppy staff reports, listening to the community, and actually implementing the agenda presented to voters at election time.

We did not vote to destroy wetland because a government bypass grant was available, nor to impose parking meters on reluctant small towns, nor to submit meekly to the state government vandals who have grabbed our caravan parks. By those criteria, and many more, this is not a successful council and the unease of long-term Greens party members seems significant to me.


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