Thanks to all who sent in their response submissions to VEC. So far they have received 154 responses with 75% in favour of keeping the current 10 ward, single councillor structure.
The first round of submissions was about 80% in favour of the status quo, and yet, VEC pushed for a preferred option of 4 much larger wards with multiple councillors totally ignoring the residents wishes and placing our preferred option last.
As we have said before, the larger wards will encourage political candidates to stand with the aid of their party’s financial resources and greater manpower to assist in campaigning.
Independent candidates will find it much more expensive and difficult to campaign over the larger wards.
Let’s keep our council free of political interference.
WE NEED AS MANY OF YOU THAT CAN TO ATTEND THE HEARING TOMORROW EVENING,
HAWTHORN TOWN HALL , 360 BURWOOD ROAD HAWTHORN . COMMENCING AT 6.30PM.
IF YOU ARE NOT THERE THEY’LL THINK YOU DON’T CARE.
You don’t have to stay too long ,just be there at the beginning as a show of strength.
Jack Roach BRAG 9882 2829 0412 744163 URGENT MESSAGE FROM BRAG