Opinion: Elected members shoved into a corner

The City of Melville does not give elected members a proper platform.
The City of Melville does not give elected members a proper platform.

At the recently-held Special Electors’ Meetings, I saw the importance the City of Melville places on our democratic style of government.

I saw the Mayor, chief executive and senior employees seated on the stage looking down on ratepayers.

Our elected members were shoved into a corner for the full duration of the meetings.

I want to see the expressions on our elected members’ faces as they listen to the people who elected them.

I want to hear what our elected members have to say about how our City is being run and about how our ratepayers’ money is being spent.

I have heard enough from the chief executive. He does not represent the ratepayers.

Let our elected members do the job we voted them in to do: to represent our interests.

Effie Nicholson

Applecross