Apologies for not being able to ‘blog’ this week’s Council meeting. A few issues arose from the meeting that are worth covering in a slightly different way. I’ve already written about the Notice of Motion seeking a policy for dealing with complaints about the CEO, and my uncertainty about how this proposal integrated with state-wide…
Tonight’s Blog begins with data on rate revenue per ward obtained through Council’s very efficient FOI service.
The Victorian State Government has announced proposed changes to the Local Government Act that will significantly alter Moonee Valley’s ward structure and allow petitions for an inquiry to remove councillors.
Something that has really struck me this week is how hopeless we seem to be at coping with differences of opinion – myself included.
So I had a small idea, that may not work, but that’s ok. It’s just an idea.
Tonight’s blog of the Council meeting is going to be a little different. It has to be, because the meeting was astonishing – in a bad way.
I don’t even know how to describe what I saw.
So, I am going to transcribe sections of the meeting verbatim – and try to minimise my editorial descriptions. I will let it speak for itself.
The decision at Council last week to reduce money specifically allocated in the long term budget for the Flemington Community Hub has caused quite a stir – and lots of confusion.
In fact, there is still $40m+ in the budget for the hub and park – the same as there was last year.
This post sets out some of the facts as we know – and some of the remaining mysteries.
Council will consider the 2019/2020 Budget this evening at their meeting.
It’s no easy task to plan almost $2 billion worth of spending over 25 years.
But do the poor people using Canning Street Reserve really need to wait 18 years for a new toilet?!