’Aloofness, anonymity’ of council must not be repeated
Letter to the Editor
There is a perception in the community that the recently elected council is a hard-working and cohesive group.
Indeed, one new councillor has publicly declared a working week of 60-70 hours and, even at that, believes he might be “letting the side down”.
It seems the days of council representation providing a juicy, second income for a part-time job are over. Only good can come of that!
It would be helpful though if councillors were to inform their employers, the ratepayers, of the location of their offices during working hours from Monday to Friday ,together with telephone numbers to enable the making of appointments.
That, together with the promised twice-yearly public meetings with their divisional constituents, would go a long way toward avoiding the culture of aloofness and anonymity that characterised the previous council.
If the fore-mentioned information has already been disseminated, I apologise for having missed it. And I would of course be grateful to be directed to it.
Merv Welch, The Palms
Editor’s Note: Phone numbers and email addresses for the mayor and all councillors can be found on the Gympie Regional Council website