GMR19/010 – Eurobodalla Council meeting June 11th 2019 Councillors, The General Managers report before you today recommends that you cease Public Access all together and that you remove the webcasting and video recording of Public Forum. I have witnessed first hand, for more than thirty years, the many initiatives and innovations of Eurobodalla Council that has seen it gain accolades and win awards across the country. On many occasions Eurobodalla has been considered a leader in Local Government in the fields of engineering, community services and environment. The Eurobodalla Council I know has never set out to be mediocre. The staff of Eurobodalla Council are exceptional. They are dedicated, committed, professional and strive to serve ours, and their, community well. Councillors, the good citizens in the gallery and those watching at home voted you into the Council so that you might best represent them. In 2016 you electioneered on a range of promises that included openness and transparency. The Chance for Change ticket said the council was an “intimidating, unapproachable bureaucracy” and they wanted to “restore faith; providing a council that is approachable and transparent.
Community Voice Eurobodalla formed saying “it’s time to be heard. Our community needs a council prepared to listen, engage and act transparently”