Not in resident’s name

Linton Reynolds.
Linton Reynolds.

Local Government Minister Tony Simpson claimed he made the decision to stand Mr Reynolds down based on what residents wanted.

‘The community wanted more access to the Commissioner and we have put three in, so the community can have better access to the commissioners,’ Mr Simpson said.

But Mr Prince said despite being in contact with the Minister’s office, residents had not been consulted on Mr Reynolds’ dismissal.

‘We wanted democracy restored in the form of a newly elected council so that the ratepayers of the City of Canning have a say in our future,’ he said.

‘Having three commissioners is no more democratic than having one – they are not our elected representatives.

‘No one deserves to be dismissed on 17 hours notice.’