Former Mayor Jane Smith opens up on Council woes

Jane Smith in InterviewJane Smith, former Mayor of Central Coast Council talks to CCN. Image CCN

The first Mayor of the amalgamated Central Coast Council, Clr Jane Smith talks to Central Coast Newspapers about the amalgamation, the Administrator’s reporting, the council’s financial collapse and the Local Government Minister’s response to the acute financial situation.

Jane Smith former Mayor of the Central Coast Council

Interview conducted by David Abrahams in the Central Coast Newspapers’ studio in Gosford. Tuesday March 2, 2021.

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3 Comments on "Former Mayor Jane Smith opens up on Council woes"

  1. Brian Bell | March 9, 2021 at 11:13 am |

    The interview with former mayor Jane Smith was a very good one. Jane provided an excellent insight into the circumstances surrounding Central Coast Council. In my view Jane was correct with her commentary and analysis of the important matters (and the players involved) relating to the amalgamation, management cultures, finances, the former CEO and the political divides across the council.
    The Central Coast community would do well to listen to this interview.

  2. MARK MEREDITH | March 12, 2021 at 4:28 pm |

    Interesting, council seems to have been run by three monkeys, see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. By the way it was every ones fault but mine. Just a check did she actually answer a question or just comment or make statements?

  3. Richard Wilson | March 16, 2021 at 12:56 pm |

    She blames the merger.
    She says 20 merged councils haven’t worked and have a total of $1 billion debt.
    That means the other 19 have an average OF $26,000 EACH
    Central Coast Council $500,000 DEBT.

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