Really pleased to report that Item 9.6 on last nights agenda - my motion on Removal of Christmas Gifts Hampers to Partners of Directors and Councillors was successful and the practice has now ceased.
Also really super excited to say that Item 9.5 - my motion on Active Ageing Strategy, was unanimously supported!
In today's The West Australian I have a motion coming to Council to stamp this out. It is just crazy to me that Ratepayers money is used to buy hampers up to $250 value each for partners of the Directors and Councillors.
I had the absolute pleasure of being invited to Christmas in the Park this evening by local group - Friends of Falkirk Park.
I love seeing all these great Facebook Pages and Groups for specific streets and parks in Maylands. It is such a great way for people to connect with their neighbours, share local news, issues and events.
In the comments below I will list some of the ones I know about. If you know of any other similar ones, please share! If you want to set one up for
These are my two motions for the Ordinary Meeting of Council this coming Tuesday.
9.6. to me is straightforward. Personally, I can see no justification for gifts to partners. In my opinion, the onus should be on the individual to purchase gifts for their partners.
9.5. I am really excited about. I have previously written about Active Ageing and its importance to communities. You can read the post on it here: http://www.catherineehrhardt.com/#!Active-Ageing/c233q/55fa429a0cf
Met with Liz Lennon and Dr Paul Cozens today. Liz is showing Paul around Maylands today in preparation for the CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) audit of Maylands. Thank you also to Central 55 and Lisa Baker MLA for helping make this happen. #CPTED