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Councillors are required to attend regular Council meetings to help decide on many matters.They also attend other meetings,such as briefings,committees and public meetings.
Meeting requirements vary from Council to Council. So it is a good idea to talk with your local Councillors or the CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER to find out what is involved at your COUNCIL.
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Council decisions can involve complex financial issues and legal issues and some decisions may be controversial in the community. It is the opinion of THE SWEENEY FLATS POST,that Councillors seek independent opinion from those who have not been advising previous Councillors or the BEAUOCRACY previously.
Much angst and dissension is caused from the overuse of consultants such as Solicitors,who have taken advantage of situations by ignoring the COUNCILS CODE OF CONDUCT that apply to all those who deal with Local Government.
Despite the fact that the ADMINISTRATION should provide information to assist such decision making,the ADMINISTRATION does take advantage of the gullibility of naive Councillors and as such it does cause rifts in Councillor ranks.
It must be rembered that CITIZENS appoint COUNCILLORS to represent them,and as such the THE COUNCILLORS appoint the CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER,who the appoints the staff.
It is the CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER who must take instructions from ALL COUNCILLORS as a whole.
Further it must be remembered that your LOCAL GOVERNMENT is abusiness dealing in MILLIONS of Dollars and BILLIONS of DOLLARS in assets,and as such a COUNCILLOR should have sound knowledge of all business practices.
Prospective COUNCILLORS must be able to seperate "THE WHEAT FROM THE CHAFF",and like wise be able to advise ratepayer and citizens in a similar vein.
Editorial Comment PAUL SLATTERY EDITOR