Let us have more like Cr Bell
CONGRATULATIONS to Toodyay Shire Cr Ben Bell and thank you for being so brave, intelligent and a friend to us – the ratepayers.
Well done for standing firm on what you believe in and putting your beliefs into action.
Your statement in the June Herald showing how shire rates could be cut by eight per cent was timely and to the point.READ MORE
You showed us that prior to the recent election of two new councillors, nobody else on the council seemed to be representing the best interest of ratepayers.
Our council has been a shambles and wasted a lot of ratepayers’ money, but some councillors seem to think that is OK.
The fact is, as Cr Bell has said, that if councillors budget well to spend our money wisely, they can cut rates – not raise them.
What about all the promises they made when knocking on our doors at election time?
Shame on you councillors.
Now they are trying to silence Cr Bell by seeking to have restrictions applied to him.
We sing in our national anthem that we are free but that is only until someone in authority tries to restrict what people can say or what an elected councillor can tell us.
If a shire president or CEO can tell us what is happening in the council, why can’t our elected representatives do that too?
Why put restrictions on them?
Let us ratepayers sing together “Oh Lord let us have more like Ben Bell”