Plenty of talent to lead Ipswich forward
OUR council administrator and his team are getting on with their jobs and we see basically nothing has changed in regards to the day-to-day life of Ipswich ratepayers.
Council staff are getting on with what they do best.
The question at the end of the day is "are we over-governed" when it comes down to this extra layer of divisional councillors and the costs involved?
Remember, please, that local government is the facility of state governments and not a separate level of government.
I think the days of people being given massive wages on a popularity vote is well out of step with current societal standards.
We cannot revert to any part of previous administration practices or culture otherwise nothing will have been achieved from this dissolution process.
Ipswich is blessed with people of exceptional talent as we have seen by the top 50 who were featured in The Queensland Times.
I am sure many of those feature the skill-set required from hands-on experience to sit on a board or take responsibility for facets of our great city.
No, they may not be good at giving ratepayers' money away to boost their own popularity come election time or grabbing microphones or headlines.
The true managers of our great city need to be socially focused on the city as a whole and not just 10 little patches each.
Less overheads would be better for ratepayers
We need qualified appointees to serve our new beginning in 2020.