Candidates for Council should consider carefully what their duties should be. I am sure they would come up with a variety of answers which might well not include what I would regard as possibly the most important.
This is the ability to ask important and penetrating questions particularly of the CEO. And hang on to get an adequate answer, not a brush off.
Sadly the three current Councillors who were probably best at this are leaving us. Thank you Lyndy McIntyre, Sandra Patton and Anne Molineux for the way in which you have represented us over the past 3 years. I am sorry to see you go and hope against hope that we manage to elect some candidates that are your equals. I’m not terribly optimistic about that.