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“Council bashing” season is with us again…

October 11, 2016

Ho hum, folks.

Yes, the annual open season on Local Government is with us again. And with the usual shooter…the Property Council.

And once again it’s the usual blank  cartridges.

Of COURSE councils, including the one I have served with for a few years, can reduce rates that would save substantially more than the annual  $80 being dangled in front of ratepayers by the Property Council pundits.

In Unley’s case all it would take would be the closure of two of our three highly regarded and patronized libraries, ditto community centres, garaging  the community bus services, halving the annual black-hole of footpath renewal, etc etc. Oh yes, and returning a cache of cash to local clubs and organizations  to keep them afloat.

Local Government is just that. LOCAL. And the   gentle folk of Unley are to be applauded for the extent of their volunteer support of Council services.

To jeopardise all that for the sake of  a dozen lattes a year per ratepayer? I don’t think so.

And …to forestall any accusations of self-interest…  I would point out that Grumpy has very publicly announced his non-participation in the next round of elections.

Cue cheers…

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 12, 2016 11:32 am

    Very sad you not councillor next time.
    Why you no consider become mayor?

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  2. cllrmikehudson permalink*
    October 12, 2016 6:06 pm

    Simple. It would be very difficult to do so from Centennial Park..
    .And anyway, who in their right mind would vote for someone who would be their mid-Eighties by the end of the next term!!!!

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