Cambridge Mayor’s blog to remain a missing link

A LINK to Town of Cambridge Mayor Keri Shannon’s blog will not be reinstated on the Town’s website.

The link to the mayoral blog, which publishes accounts of local events and issues from Ms Shannon’s point of view, was allowed in November 2015 but taken off a month later after complaints were lodged by other elected members.

At the May 24 council meeting, it was revealed the nature of the complaints included concerns about references made on the blog to how various councillors voted on certain items to be “selective”.

Ms Shannon presented a motion to have the link put back on the website, promising to “rein in” the amount of commentary on the blog.

Councillor Pauline O’Connor said she was satisfied residents received information they needed without the blog.

“We have a weekly e-news, adequate website and information from the council,” she said.

Councillor Andres Timmermanis saw the blog as a step toward community engagement and transparency, but Cr Corinne MacRae was concerned Ms Shannon would not be able to resist including her personal views.