Mayor and deputy mayor to face election

Central Coast Mayor Jane Smith faces re-election on September 23, 2019.Central Coast Mayor Jane Smith faces re-election on September 23, 2019.

Central Coast councillors will hold an election for mayor and deputy mayor on Monday, September 23.

The councillors will hold office for one year until the next council elections to be held this time next year.

Mayor Jane Smith, the first mayor of the Central Coast Council was elected two years ago by her fellow councillors. Clr Chris Holstein was elected deputy mayor.

Under the Local Government Act, mayors elected by counillors now hold office for two years.

Central Coast Council was formed after Gosford and Wyong councils were amalgamated in May 2016 and was run by an administrator until September 2017 when the 15 councillors were first elected.

The council decided at its September 9 meeting to hold just the mayoral election on September 23 and the rest of the meeting two days later on September 25.

Source: Central Coast Council agenda 3.6, 9 September 2019 – Reporter: Merilyn Vale

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