I read with interest the letter in last week’s paper entitled ‘Budget Uncovered’.
I take exception to the comment that ‘Councillors would have probably missed (this) information’.
It seems to me that because one councillor did not fully understand the budget documents, the author has then assumed others did not also.
I can confirm that this is simply not the case for the majority and I am deeply disappointed that such an inaccurate assertion has been publicly made.
It seems from the commentary made in the letter that there are many ways of interpreting the same information.
I recommend that people refer to the Council November Meeting Minutes Section G2, ‘Answers to Questions Previously Taken on Notice’ and read the questions and responses so they can form their own opinions (if anything was uncovered or just simply misunderstood).
Cr Jeanette Harding, Mayor, South Gippsland Shire.