People were ‘told’

The Government appointed the Commissioner and now a member of the said Government has the gall to say he is incorrect and making this matter into a political issue. The only person making it so is Dr Nahan.

All I have heard on several occasions is Commissioner Reynolds stating that he has no political affiliation and is working for the ratepayers of Canning. He is and he does.

He should be using our money to inform and support the ratepayers of the area. If Dr Nahan is interested in the ratepayers, he could have come to the public meetings and aired his concerns there.

It was a public meeting and no one needed an invitation to attend. Everyone had the opportunity to ask questions and express their feelings.

This is not a political issue. It would not matter who was in power, the public would have been against this reform.

I thought because we lived in a democracy, we had the right to say what we felt and perhaps we should have been consulted before we were “told” what was going to happen to us as a community.

I do not want to live in the cities of Melville or Gosnells.

I am not a member of any political party and never will be. When I vote, I vote with my conscience. Now, all political parties need to lift their game and remember why they are in politics.

Abraham Lincoln said “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

LINDA O’BRIEN, Willetton