Everyone seems to be blaming the Councillors for the debacle that the Central Coast Council has become.
I’m not saying they are blameless but how is it the auditors have gotten off absolutely free?
The auditors fed the Councillors incorrect figures for not one, not two, but three years, telling the Council they were in the black when they were very much in the red.
In fact, they have the temerity to now charge extra fees because they’ve had to do extra work.
What a slap in the face to the people of the Coast.
We are being treated like idiots.
We are not being governed by a democratic process on the Coast and probably won’t be for some time – it is a dictatorship headed by an Administrator.
We’re having a very expensive Referendum on September 4 to decide the future number of Central Coast councillors.
What a load of rubbish.
The fact is the Central Coast is too large and should never have been amalgamated in the first place.
The people of the Coast weren’t given the opportunity of a Referendum to decide if that is what we wanted.
We were just ordered to do it by the State Government and, really, they should take the blame for all the mess that has happened but they have chosen to put all the responsibility on the people of the Coast, saying we are all shareholders in this so we need to start paying higher rates to help correct their mistakes.
As well as that they will sell off areas, after consultation with the public, to help pay back the debt to the bank.
Well, I don’t think there is much consultation with the public on that.
Perhaps we need a Referendum on whether we should return to the two councils.
An analogy that I heard about the situation was that one car purposely rams up the back of the car in front causing catastrophic damage to the front car then the car that did the ramming demands that the driver of the destroyed car not only pay for all damages to their car but to the rammer’s as well.
That is what the State Government has done to the people of the Coast.
They made the mess, they should take the responsibility and pick up the tab instead of saying we caused the problem.
Email, July 23
Lynette Bradley, Killarney Vale