year Joanne McCarthy put together a bit of spin doctoring for friends of Gosford Council, which was published! Misleading
readers into thinking 86 year old Mr Phillip James was protesting the loss of rear access to his property, incorrect.
she is up to her usual tricks.
start with the fact that past Mayor Councillor C Holstein was the first to acknowledge he had a question yet to be answered
for me about the illegal use of public property by a family business and the related lack of required additional
insurance in the amount of ten Million dollars to indemnify Ratepayers / Council.
consider that Liberal Councilor Debra Wales who has threatened legal action for fifteen months now and informed
me that my private correspondence to her in her position as a Gosford Councilor would be given to others outside Gosford Council
would breach the Local Government Act 93 and possibly the code of conduct for Gosford council.
this was ill-advised action attempting to silence Political dissent and the questions of conflict and pecuniary interest
directed to Councilors and Council Management that arise because Rangers appear to have been instructed to feather bed
the illegal use of public property throughout the Gosford Local Government Area in a select fashion.
Wales is the Gosford Council Main street coordinator she frequents food outlets that breach Sections 626 -627 of the
Local Government Act for years.
responsible investigative journalism would allow your paper to inform ratepayers that the important concern is that section
382, I think of the Local Government Act 93 That says A Council must make arrangements for its adequate insurance.
Would have seen your paper ask some proper questions.
that no one business it seems has taken advantage of the Gosford Council Footway Leasing and Outdoor Eating Policy since April
1998 and yet the harassment of families who park vehicles on obscure out of the way footpaths have felt the wrath
of Council Rangers. Business currently continues as usual showing nothing but contempt for ratepayers who, the Local
Government Act 93 says Council is in place to serve.
way in Umina where I have lived for some time there is an insistence in wasting ratepayers funds installing tactile aides
for the visually impaired that are pointing blind people into obstacles how long must this overpaid incompetence continue?
others have raised this with Gosford Council and the RTA only to be ignored. There are several visually impaired people who
use the footpath here and I am sure they to would like to know that these and insurance matters are properly addressed
on behalf of ratepayers and voters throughout the Gosford Council Local Government Area.
am the person who raised the question of councilors taking a fiduciary advantage of their position of trust and responsibility
with Gosford Council the Pecuniary Interest Tribunal and the Department of Local Government I would think that I would
have been consulted with regard this attempt by your journalist to put spin on a Gosford Council attempt at cover-up.
Paper needs to make up its Editoral Mind. Inform the readers or lead them astray with spin. Only one option requires honesty.