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.