Lack of Transparency and Accountability in Council
Expose cost-shifting. For instance – claiming there is a reduction in staff, but increasing consultancies.
Disallow unwarranted and unbudgeted ad hoc procurements engineered by self-serving individuals. Recent examples – Council Behaviour Monitor @ $10,000; Phone Poll @ $15,044.
Live streaming of Council Meetings;
No more ‘secret’ Amendments e.g. C123 to excise Central Car Park from C120
Protection for Whistle-blowers
The Former Mayor says “We’ve listened to our community”
But…..if you have ever asked a question in Council; entered a Submission, or attended a public “Consultation” , you may not agree. Click on this link for a detailed example of how this Council has made decisions first – then conducted a series of farcical Consultations later, just so it can tick a box.
As a Councillor, I would listen to, and learn from, my fellow Community members – for they should be acknowledged and respected as principal stakeholders.