Town of Cambridge councillors decide not to drop legal action against ratepayers’ group

Town of Cambridge councillors decide not to drop legal action against ratepayers’ group

A MOTION for Town of Cambridge to drop legal action against a ratepayers’ group was lost at this week’s council meeting.

Councillor Rod Bradley’s motion urged the chief executive to discontinue all legal action against the Coast Ward Ratepayer Association, sparked by Amendment 31.

Cr Corinne MacRae said the motion was “out of order”.

Cr Bradley’s reasoning for the motion was since the Amendment 31 as debated, advertised and initiated, is not going to happen since former Planning Minister John Day’s changes, spending more ratepayers funds to “attack” the association would reflect adversely against the council.

The council report noted the proposed motion was “not accurate” as the Town was the respondent to legal action initiated by the association.

Parties are waiting on judgment from the February dismissal hearing at the courts.