Lismore City Council resets in lead-up to election: Saffin

STATE Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin is hoping Lismore City Council can reset and make local ratepayers and businesses its main priority in the months leading up to local government elections in September this year.

STATE Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin is hoping Lismore City Council can reset and make local ratepayers and businesses its main priority in the months leading up to local government elections in September this year.

Responding to media inquiries for comment on the election overnight of Cr Vanessa Ekins as Mayor and the departure of General Manager Shelley Oldham, Ms Saffin said these were decisions for the elected body alone to make.

“Locals have told me it’s been a few torrid years at Council and what we need is some calm leadership for the good of ratepayers and residents. Looking after them must again be the Council’s main priority, as it is mine,” Ms Saffin said.

“I’d like to see more attention given to our CBD businesses and industry. The September election is likely to ring in changes in the make-up of a new Council who will have the job of recruiting a new GM with a view to the future.

“I wish only positive things for that future.”

Wednesday, 10 February 2020.                  

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