Staff increased

Under Commissioner Reynolds, in three months permanent staff numbers increased by three at a cost of $300,000 a year. That same department, City Futures, says it needs millions more for consultants, yet continues to fund outside parties’ research projects.

This is just one department’s demands. How many others are lining up?

We’re apparently propping up the acting chief executive by hiring two former heads of Victoria Park as advisers. Will this end if a new CEO is appointed?

We cannot assume that if and when councils merge, Canning’s administration will remain intact. It is not a dominant council, and amalgamated entities will not need two or three of everything.

To move forward we need more transparency as to the City’s real operating costs and why. Only then can we understand the implications of mergers on us.