- Posted by IanMuttonAdmin
- On December 13, 2021
- North Sydney Council election, North Sydney Mayor
Election of Mayor
On 4 December our North Sydney community elected 10 councillors.
On 10 January councillors will gather to elect a mayor.
During this term Councillors will be called upon to:
- push back against the State Government’s:
- relentless attack on our open green space;
- freeway/tunnel plans that, if allowed to stand, will vastly increase the amount of traffic on our streets;
- complete the Olympic Pool;
- review its property portfolio; and
- set budgets and funding plans.
It will be a challenging time.
North Sydney has, over the past decade, had a Council divided by two factions – the Council has:
- at times, been dysfunctional (see the attached videos – Mosman Daily’s reports on Council 2014-17 and James Mullen’s report on Council 2021);
- with litigation between councillors and the council and enquiries involving councillors spent more than $1m over the last decade.
We councillors simply can’t continue to go on repeating the past.
The factions need to disengage.
We need a circuit breaker. I can provide that circuit breaker.
I will be a candidate for mayor and if elected I will follow practices intended to ensure procedural fairness (see – newsletter of 3 July).
I will retire the position of Mayor after one year leaving it to my fellow councillors to elect a Mayor to take council forward.