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  • JOHN GOUGH

    RECENTLY I HAVE BEEN WATCHING EARTH MOVING EQUIPT. PREPARE THE SITE FOR THE NEW ADMINISTRATION BUILDING IN BALZAC. I CONSULTED A COUNCILLOR WHO RELUCTANTLY ADMITS THAT THEY ARE PROCEEDING WITHOUT A PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT.
    IN EFFECT THEY ARE IMPOSING A 65 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT WHEN THE CURRENT 60 MILLION DEBT REMAINS UNPAID.
    WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE RULE OF THE PEOPLE??
    TAXPAYERS ARE NOT INFORMED NOR CONSULTED.

    THERE WAS AN ONLINE PETITION PROTESTING A NEW BUILDING.
    HAS THIS BEEN FORGOTTEN?

    ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF AN OUT OF CONTROL COUNCIL IS THE
    TRANSPORTATION OFFSITE LEVY OR TOL WHICH MAKES TAXPAYERS PAY
    FOR ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS WITHOUT CONSULTING THE PEOPLE

    JOHN GOUGH
    FORMER COUNCILLOR