So, in her bid to become Mayor Cr Crugnale wants to show leadership and have the Bass Coast Shire Council “seen as well respected, consultative and outcome oriented” (Sentinel-Times, October 5).
It is hard to believe Cr Crugnale is sincere, or perhaps she fails to understand that she and other councillors would need to stop treating Bass Coast ratepayers with contempt in order to earn their respect.
In the unlikely event that she is serious I suggest she prove it by making an immediate commitment to the public through the Sentinel-Times along the following lines.
“As Mayor, I would urge my colleagues to take the following actions in order to help restore public confidence in Bass Coast Council:
• Abandon plans to waste public money on consultants who will tell us nothing that is not already known about the Inverloch path. Instead, council will commit to the first stage of the extension, as originally planned and supported by the overwhelming majority of Inverloch residents.
• Prohibit the unethical practice of councillors using alternative motions as a method of introducing measures that have never been subject to public scrutiny. Any measures that have been passed in this way will not be enforced and will be revoked at the earliest opportunity.
• Given the hypocrisy of asking dog owners to walk on a road that has been deemed by the council to be dangerous, even before the mindless chicanes were introduced, there will be no restriction on on-leash dogs on any part of Inverloch Surf Beach until such time as a safe footpath is built.”
I’m not holding my breath!
Keith Finney, Inverloch.