Action plan 'baloney'
How many ratepayers/residents/business owners/voters realise the underlying significance of council’s draft Greenhouse Action Plan (GAP), or that it is on public exhibition, or that the deadline for responses is July 6, 2012?
It is 60 pages of “virtual world” baloney. My response sent last Friday to the general manager and each of the nine councillors gives an evidentiary description of the “full” council’s (non-elected and elected council officials) failed and dangerous actions without the full knowledge of ratepayers/residents/
This GAP is an admission of what may be described under the ICAC Act of NSW, as malfeasance.
Council is knowingly and misleadingly burdening the community it is there to serve. It has abdicated the autonomy granted to it under the NSW Constitution and Local Government Act 1993 by the “flotsam-like” behaviour revealed in the GAP.
No elected council can exercise its autonomous powers for an improper purpose: although the previous council (2004-2008) did so over a certain golden handshake.
This GAP manifestly shows that this elected council is incapable of decision-making on its merits because it doesn’t know what those merits are, or how to find out what they are. Moreover, it has not made any attempt to determine the facts underlying the circumstances, nor has it given adequate consideration to what those circumstances and their ramifications may be.
Are council’s actions due to herd behaviour, incompetence or deliberate intent? And who is to benefit? And who is to pay? You be the judge.
Request your councillor or the general manager to email my response to you. They are there to serve you.
Or, contact me on 4471 2432 and I will email it to you.
Neville Hughes, Surf Beach