Jenny Coman, Former Byron Shire Councillor, Bangalow
I fail to see what part of Tom Tabart’s recent letter (2 June) to The Echo regarding Sarah Ndiaye’s AVO against Fast Buck$ is sufficiently provocative or hurtful to merit the extraordinarily vitriolic response from Sarah (9 June).
As Tom reminds us, he served two terms on Council and was an active member – as well as co-founder – of the Byron Greens. Tom remained faithful to the principles on which he’d been elected, and is a person of integrity, also great kindness. He deserves to be remembered with respect and I find Sarah’s denunciations offensive.
It’s disheartening to see local political debate descend to this level of personal nastiness. I hope people will think carefully before they cast their votes at the next Council election.