Meeting to consider motion of no confidence against City of Cockburn Deputy Mayor

Lee-Anne Smith.
Lee-Anne Smith.

A MOTION of no-confidence has been moved against City of Cockburn Deputy Mayor Lee-Anne Smith.

A special meeting of council has been convened for Wednesday, August 22, where the mayor and councillors will consider the motion of no confidence and two associated points – whether Cr Smith should be suspended from representing council on specified standing committees, reference groups and external organisations; and whether to remove her deputy mayoral allowance for at least six months.

The no-confidence motion was put on the agenda by central ward councillor Chontelle Sands.

The reason for the notice was stated as “to send a clear message of the expectations that Council has of the individual performing the role of Deputy Mayor and reinforce that breaches of Code of Conduct simply will not be tolerated”.

“The review period will also provide an opportunity for Deputy Mayor Smith to demonstrate that these concerns have been acknowledged, understood and will be addressed moving forward.”