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Mayoral powers

Fast Buck$, Coorabell

The wider community had a rare win at the last Council meeting. A majority of councillors rejected a cunning move by Council staff to give the mayor broad powers for six months in order, supposedly, to deal with the virus emergency.

No doubt the Nationals, the big end of town, and the staff are disappointed that those councillors aren’t quite as gullible as thought.

From the right-wing point of view, having our increasingly pro-development mayor as the sole arbiter of development applications would have been a wonderful bonus.

Then again, with the currently unfavourable prospects of the tourism industry, the boom seems to have been nipped in the bud.

Perhaps the mayor could act in a way consistent with his new responsibilities, by explaining how and why closing car parks reduces the risk of COVID-19 infection?

Perhaps he could also explain why swimming pools are closed when chlorine kills all living things?

Finally, would it challenge your resources too much to install a soap dispenser in the public loo at Bangalow, in keeping with the ‘wash your hands’ routine for which you are now the local representative.

That’s right, you wanted to be emperor, but ended up a janitor.


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One response to “Mayoral powers”

  1. Liz L says:

    If everyone used the car parks in town just for their intended purposes and showed some respect for the public health measures introduced then closing them would perhaps have not been that relevant to the spread of COV19. They would have less relevance even as people following the guidelines to exercise then go home would not need all the accoutrements for a day of sun bathing and could carry their minimal equipment from a short distance away.

    I don’t know if you’ve checked it out in recent years but the Main Beach car park traditionally serves as a general hangout and milling ground and there would be Buckley’s chance of people letting anything like the small inconvenience of a pandemic interfere with their plans to ignore it.

    What offended me off was that no-one seemed to give a stuff when the party just moved on to the squishier car parks in Suffolk Park bang up against the residential population.

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