Long live The Herald

THERE was a comment on the back page of last month’s Toodyay Herald by local real estate agent Tony Maddox stating that “A huge amount of our Locals have continually expressed their dismay at the local paper, printing such negative comments about the Shire of Toodyay …”

How many of that ‘huge amount’, signed the 2000-name petition last year opposing a rate increase which the shire totally ignored?

Local government is the start of the democratic process, before State and Federal Governments.

Not only were the 2000 names ignored but we ended up with a shire president who was elected unopposed and who now holds the casting vote when councillors’ votes are tied.

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Graeme Buchanan