Thank you for the fighting

Jo Faith, Newtown

My lungs fully opened when I read The Echo (2 October). I thank David Pont for the educative article on the future of the Belongil and the stealthy increase in sewage capacity. Many questions were raised for the community to consider when addressing the ecological imperatives of the Belongil and Byron’s CBD. I also thank Mary Gardner who also worked hard addressing the toxic nature of ‘drains’ that flow into the Belongil. I felt that democracy was dancing at the ball.

A deeper breath was needed when reading Basil Cameron’s article on Council staff quietly endorsing $78m for Ewingsdale Road works. More secrets! Gasp! Democracy twisted her ankle at the ball because she smelled a threatening bad odour in the palace.

I thank Tamara Smith, Greens Member for Ballina for all her hard work and input into the Ewingsdale project; and upholding grassroots democracy. I am so sorry Tamara that you were again snubbed by the two ugly sisters who did not invite you to the palace ball. Sister Franklin likes to stay near the honey pot and self-promote and Sister Richardson seems very lost and stays near any honey pot!

Just stay away from any salesmen who offer sparkly shoes on a pumped up pure gold cushion! Democracy dances best when barefooted, free, and in time with the collective music.

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