Darren Smith, Mullumbimby
Is it time to bypass the ‘BS’ Council, form a new grassroots unified movement and ethos formed to prevent the destruction of towns and environments like ours. If the new leadership really are so soulless and callous it’s time to drain the swamp, or is this obstructionism part of a greater career plan?
What if Byron Shire Council became so swamped, dysfunctional, and indebted to the state govt that it had to merge with Tweed and / or Ballina? A blue-green re-branded as a ‘sustainable green super shire’?
How many senior BSC staff have worked or lived in these areas previously? Who would be the perfect blue-green mayor / GM combo then?
Then who better for the Nats to send to the senate than a couple of sellout ex-greenies, proven, untrustworthy, keen to serve.
Let’s remind the budding leaders that power comes best from the roots. Maybe let your neighbourhood networks prepare for en masse rates abeyance action in order to redirect the rates resource to where it is needed, not where Byron tourist industry businesses want it.