Tom Tabart, Co-founder Byron Greens
I see that well-meaning people with little understanding of the history of Greens council involvement are calling for peace in our time.
There is also some criticism of The Echo that it is supposedly unfairly attacking the mayor and his paler-shade-of-green disciples.
There does not seem to be much support for them from the 200-odd Greens party members who do not attend meetings that are run as a rubber stamp for the mayor’s ‘vision’.
Founding (1993) members of the Byron Greens, including those who served on Council and in parliament, have been completely sidelined by the current councillors, who prefer self-serving staff reassurance to experienced advice.
Over the years The Echo has provided the support that has been critical for green and other progressive councillors to limit the impact of rampant development which we now see being advantaged.
It is one thing to lose an election or have one stolen by defection; it is much worse to see those in whom you have put your trust betray your legacy.
All power to The Echo for their efforts to hold the line.