Love them or hate the Fact,women are doing what they love best;they are gaining control at last.
But ,it hasn't happened overnight ,its been a long struggle to achieve the recognition they deserve,in the sphere of local government representation.However it does come at a cost to ratepayers and citizens alike,even to the extent whether our representatives at this level of government be they of male or female,are they suitably qualified for the job.
The stipend they recieve is a pitance,and representing your Council on boards such as the MAV,comes at a cost.
Every Council pays a membership to the Municipal Association of Victoria,this money goes into the coffers to fund another beauocracy,that itself is basically a conglomerate of what your Local Council does any way.
But more importantly as each Councillor,is required to represent the constituents of a council,it begs the question where do they get the time to do all this other representation.
Do our Councillors need to be paid more of RATEPAYERS and CITIZENS hard earned money? Well in our opinion ,they don't,for the simple reason all these "touchy ,feely,junkets",can take place via the internet;after all the VICTORIAN LOCAL GOVERNANCE ASSOCIATION INC.,does podcasts,so why can't the MAV.
Also ,if every Councillor stayed in their patch.there would be no need for further waste of ratepayer and citizens funds on travel and accomodation.
Manningham City Council,Councillors and Staff,relish the spending of ratepayers and citizens money,this can be seen by the amount of money spent by the "USERS",over the past 15 years.
One Councillor,spent over $60,000,on junket in 4 years,using the excuse she was learning how to be a Councillor.
When the subject of money is broached,they say they don't get paid enough for the amount of work involved,however if these "intelligencia",were smart,they would get an assistant to ease their workload.
Well,as I still get reminded by all the aformentioned,on how tough and greedy their lives are;
PERHAPS THEY SHOULD SPRAY UNDER THEIR ARMS WITH A GOOD DOSE OF-