The blog is back for the first Council meeting of the year.
At tonight’s Special Meeting of Council, a unanimous decision was made to write to Metro and ask for them to agree in writing by 12pm next Wednesday not to remove the River Red Gum, and to work with Council on an engineering solution that enabled to retention of the tree.
Ward tensions are ongoing. The Council meetings seem to be going well until the tail-end where tensions seem to run high. Last night’s meeting was no exception.
Tonight’s Blog begins with data on rate revenue per ward obtained through Council’s very efficient FOI service.
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.
Council will consider the 2019/2020 Budget this evening at their meeting.
A summary of tonight’s Council meeting …