It won’t be for want of trying if Councillor Eli Melky fails to bring more meaningful discussion of council’s finances into the open. Council’s Director of Finance Paul Della had made an effort to have something for this month’s committee meeting to consider in open, two reports in fact, one requiring no action, the other merely for formal endorsement. Cr Melky was not to be bought off so easily. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
The farce of presenting a Finance Committee report with nothing in it was called into question by Councillor Eli Melky at last night’s end of month council meeting. He asked Director of Finance Paul Della if there wasn’t at least something that could be regularly itemised, to avoid the “flick through”. KIERAN FINNANE reports. Other issues:Jargon doomed to fail. • Pedestrian crossing to stay? • Bikes and skateboards in the new mall. •Asbestos 'all clear'.
Pictured: Councillors distributing balloons during the recent opening of northern Todd Mall, from left, Chansey Paech, Liz Martin, Jade Kudrenko, Steve Brown. Cr Dave Douglas in the background, taking a break.