No Big Heads or Bullies need apply!

Election fatigue is setting in for all of us and it is almost over... We have done our best to get as much info as possible on all the candidates putting their hand up yelling "Pick Me" on the 28th of April, but we are missing some, so if you know the missing candidates, please give them a nudge and tell them to send their info in to us.

Obviously there are always a number of high profile candidates that get a lot of media attention, BUT, just because someone has a high profile, does not necessarily make them the best person for the job, though does show they know how to get media attention? You would have 'heard' of the 'Chk chk boom' girl or 'Party Boy' Corey, but you sure as hell are not going to put a tick against their name on a ballot paper?

Same with 'experience', that has been
bandied around a lot too. Well, we actually have a handsomely paid CEO at Council that is supposed to have the experience to make sure that Council Services and the staff in charge of them do their jobs, so working previously in Council is not really the biggest issue and does not necessarily make you best for the job. As anyone who has had to handle the big job in a sporting organisation or community group knows, the skills to get everyone working together for a common goal, listening to all views, mediating, caring, is a very hard skill to define, YET, when found, is invaluable.

That is what we need in our council, 'listeners', people who will ensure that Council moves & works in the best direction of the community. Candidates who want to listen to us (not bully us), and ensure that we continue to receive the services we need, (hint - not everything should be a 'profit centre' - like our invaluable libraries & the services they give the community)... Read more...

Travelling North Giveaway Drawn TODAY at 3pm so get your entries in quick for a chance to score tickets to this play!
An awesome David Williamson effort, so don't miss it... Enter Here

More Coast News Giveaways:

Easter @ Markets on Bulcock
The Easter Bunny will be making a very special visit to the Markets on Bulcock
on Easter Sunday to help us... Read More

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PS: School Holiday Library and Gallery Activities April 2012 heaps of great stuff for very little cost, don't let the kids get bored, take advantage of what our libraries put on every school holidays!

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