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I want to make my vote count, and elect a mayor and Council that actually represents local interests and adheres to its own strategies, policies and guidelines. That’s why I’m going with Cate Coorey and her team.

Cate has a record as one of the very few councillors who thinks – and acts – independently. When the farcical Eureka Vista DA for a 15-lot fake Multiple Occupancy development on Federal Drive came before Council’s Planning Committee in 2019, only Cate and Basil Cameron dared to question Council staff’s incomprehensible recommendation to approve it – a recommendation that flew in the face of many State and Council laws and policies. Mayoral hopeful Michael Lyon and sorta-green Sarah Ndiaye seemed happy to wave it through, despite it removing supposedly-protected State Significant Farmland from commercial production and contradicting Council’s own Rural Land Use Strategy.

With so many ScoMo–lites vying to be mayor, it’s important to elect someone whose aim is not to get power for its own sake, but to use it for the greater good. Someone who can think for herself. Someone who knows Council’s policies and regulations who isn’t afraid to call out Council staff when they try to slide something through. Someone who actually has principles and represents the wider community, not just developers.

Make your vote count. Join me in voting for Cate Coorey and her team on Saturday.

Geoffrey Cotton, Clunes

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  1. Cate will get fewer votes than the Greens .

    Cate has directed her preferences to the Greens .

    A vote for Cate will elect Duncan and the dark Greens .


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