When is a rate rise not a rate rise?

THE front page of the Denmark Bulletin of August 13, 2015, below, reported that a five percent rate rise was considered by the council of the day to be “diligent and efficient”.

Fast forward to the present, and then deputy shire president John Sampson, who supported that rate rise, last week publicly accused, through the same newspaper, the current council of setting the present rates “with neither proper nor full consideration”, calling it “economically irresponsible” and claiming that “council has failed in its core duty to provide fairness and equity to the community”.

Last week’s Bulletin also openly blames current shire president Ceinwen Gearon’s leadership as responsible for there still being no public swimming pool, council’s rejection of the (fundamentally-flawed) East River Road bridge proposal, and for failing to deliver “an accountable council”.

• See Letters, page 2

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