Subiaco resident issues motion of no confidence in City of Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor

Penny Taylor. Picture: Facebook
Penny Taylor. Picture: Facebook

SUBIACO resident Frank Marshall successfully moved a motion of no confidence in Mayor Penny Taylor at the City of Subiaco Annual Electors Meeting on Tuesday.

An estimated 20 people voted against the motion and 45 voted for it with 35 not voting.

Council will consider the motion in February 2019.

“I hate to say it Mayor but Subiaco is suffering from lack of leadership, whether true or perceived, as well as commitment to us residents in the city,” Mr Marshall said.

“I don’t believe council is listening to us, and for example last Tuesday night where we had input about wards and they tossed it out like it was a burden.

“Our sailing ship of Subiaco has been ripped by a memorandum by understanding.”

Mr Marshall raised concerns with the City’s meetings behind closed doors, LPS5 and LPS issues and Subiaco Oval.

Subiaco business owner Emma McCarthy said not everyone in the room was representative of the opinions of the entire Subiaco community.

“People need to be respective of the bigger picture and what everyday the councillors, mayor and city staff do, to show up, and I think we all need to take into account,” she said.

“I understand the challenges Subiaco has at the moment … but as community we need to continue to work together and show respect to those who have office.”

“There is a lot of emotion shown tonight, but I think this is the wrong time to go to a no confidence or spill motion,” Subiaco resident David Westgarth-Taylor said.

Ms Taylor said the City had a passionate, intelligent community, and with that came diversity of opinion.

“What we all have in common is a desire to make Subiaco the best place it can be,” she said.