LIVESTREAM THIS EVENING’S COUNCIL MEETING
7.30 PM – 9.30 PM (approx.)
Tonight’s meeting is the last meeting before Council goes into the pre-election Caretaker Period* and it’s a blockbuster.
BIG CONTENTIOUS ISSUES will be DISCUSSED and DECIDED
The Meeting presents a great opportunity for you to assess Councillor performance – to be considered which deciding your vote in the upcoming (24/10/2020) Council Elections. Given the challenges facing Council in the post COVID-19 world and Council’s consistent poor ranking in the 2020 State Government’s Community Satisfaction Survey
we can’t emphasize enough how seriously residents should consider what they want for Glen Eira and which candidate is the best to represent them in the 2020-2024 Elections.
The 1/9/2020 Council Meeting Agenda can be viewed or downloaded from Council’s website .
In our view the “meat” of meeting occurs in two stages
- Public Participation Session – which usually occurs prior to Agenda Item 8 (even though it is listed as Agenda Item 10.5). This session gives residents the opportunity to submit written questions, and receive a response, from Council and Councillors on their decision making and activities.
- Agenda Item 8 – Officers Reports – prepared by Council Officers, which provide details of, and recommendations on, the issues presented to Council.
The issues up for discussion tonight are:
Residents views on the issues can be found on various websites and social media sites.
To LIVESTEAM tonight’s (1/9/2020 @ 7.30pm) meeting
To obtain election details click on the below links
Caretaker Mode and Period
In the lead up to elections, unlike Federal and State Parliaments, to enable Council activities to continue, the Local Government Act imposes regulations on Council’s decision making process and activities. These are intended to ensure that Council actions do not interfere with the probity of the election process and to safe guard the authority of the incoming Council.
- Councils are prohibited from making certain types of decisions that relate to financial commitments, CEO appointment or decisions that would unreasonably bind the future Council.
- Council must not produce or publish any material that could affect voting at the election.
The caretaker period commences on that same date and time that Councillor Candidates formally declare their candidacy (Noon on 22/9/2020) and ends on election day (6.00 pm on 24/10/2020)
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