here is my letter to the Merimbula News Weekly editor for their Q&A for the upcoming local council elections on 8 September. This appeared in the MNW on 15 August.
MNW Q&A 100words due 5pm 10 August
“What is your vision for the BVSC for the next 10 years, and how do you expect to achieve it?”
My vision is a vibrant, energetic and sustainable community, full of opportunities for young and old, enjoying a quality of life that is the envy of Australia.
To achieve this our council must add value to our community. We need to allow the skills of our community to be utilised and to allow input into our council activity all the time, not just for one day every 4 years. We need to break down barriers which stop things getting done, openly prioritise what these things are, show how our money is spent by the council, and report in plain English.