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Proper review of Central Car Park called for

The agenda for Council meeting Tuesday 26 April is online at: http://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/Council/Agendas-Minutes/26-April-2016#agenda

EM&U encourages all residents to attend the Council meeting on Tuesday 26 April 7.30 pm at the Council Offices 293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley. Whether the agenda item is Oakleigh, Mulgrave, Clayton, Glen Waverley etc doesn’t matter.  The processes of Council is effecting, or will effect us, all in the long run.  Let’s work together to change the way things get done NOW.

Cr Robert Davies, Mulgrave Ward, has put forward a Notice of Motion requesting Council:

Halts and reviews the current RFP process related to the Glen Waverley
Central Car park Site to enable Council to review all options for the site
and ensure the Community’s views are properly consulted

Read Cr Davies full submission here:
http://www.monash.vic.gov.au/files/assets/public/about-us/council/council-meetings/2016-26-april/7.3-report-council-meeting-26-april-2016.pdf

The motion will be welcomed by many Glen Waverley Ward residents who are feeling cast aside and overwhelmed by the feedback process.  The people want to keep their suburb a livable and attractive green area. The Council ploughs ahead with its plan, without effectively engaging the community in the design and decision making process.

The submission about Central Car Park associated with Empowering Monash and YOU has been lost in scuffles between community groups, exhausting numbers of community sessions, lots of paperwork and confusion.  Most Councillors seem ill informed about the impact of events in Glen Waverley.

This said, it would be disappointing to see Tuesday night’s Council meeting turn into another slinging match between political parties.  Later this year you will vote for Councillors in your ward.  Come along to Council and see how the person you could vote for behaves.  Let’s demand the type of behaviour we all have to keep our work places.  Why should the Council be excused from Equity and Access requirements?

NOTE:

Agenda Items 6.4, 6.5 and 7.3 concern development in Mount Waverley and Glen Waverley:
6.4 Mount Waverley Community Infrastructure Project (PDF, 138KB)
6.5 Glen Waverley Central Car Park (PDF, 196KB)
7.3 RFP Process – Glen Waverley Central Car Park – Cr Davies

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This tree in Mulgrave is believed to be the same type as the trees in Central Car Park.  If the trees are allowed to grow there will be a beautiful avenue of trees.

Related Links:

Monash Council proceeds with EOI despite community feedback

10 PLUS storeys on Central Car Park

Green Waverley – do NOT build on Central Car Park

Green Waverley: Research supports a green space for diverse uses

GLEN WAVERLEY’S FUTURE – YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED – SIGN OUR SUBMISSION

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Melbourne 2016: Tai Chi in the park between avenues of trees.
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People of Mulgrave: make an informed choice

Last Monash Council election the people of Mulgrave Ward, which takes in Brandon Park, voted in Cr Paul Klisaris, Cr Micaela Drieberg and Cr Robert Davies.  In the latest wrangle on Council Cr Robert Davies has lost his fight to acquire a change room at the Brandon Park Football Club.  The people of Brandon Park wanted that change room. Cr Paul Klisaris defended the council’s move to walk away from the project. Cr Davies has stated pulling out of the project was comeback for not declaring which way he will vote on the draft budget.

PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON THE BUDGET WILL BE RECEIVED AT COUNCIL UNTIL JUNE 1.  THE COUNCIL HAS TO RESPOND TO THIS FEEDBACK BEFORE VOTING ON THE BUDGET.  IT IS VERY HARD TO GET CHANGES AT THIS STAGE.  PUBLIC FEEDBACK NEEDS TO BE WELCOMED FROM NOVEMBER EACH YEAR TO ENABLE REAL COMMUNITY INPUT.

http://leader.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx?noredirect=true pg 5

Note: Crs Klisaris and Drieberg voted to sell the residential aged care and the publicly owned land it stood on in 2013.  Cr Davies voted against the sale.

People of Mulgrave come along to the next Council meeting.  See your Council in action. By coming to the meeting you will soon know who you should and shouldn’t vote for in 2016.

THE NEXT MEETING IS IN MULGRAVE:

TUESDAY 26 MAY, 7.30 pm, WELLINGTON COMMUNITY CENTRE, 36-42 MACKIE ROAD, MULGRAVE 3170.

Reverse racialism and multiculturalism in Monash Council

multiculturalism
Thank you to Chan for sending this article to EM&U.

It is eyeball rolling to see that our Councillors are wanting to be trend setters and “innovative” – they had decided to acquire digital email subscription services and multi-language translation software, to build the digital capacity to communicate in many languages, including hiring or outsourcing people to translate non English mediated social media activities. Their immature desire to be trend setters & innovators in using digital (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) CALD communication will cost ratepayers additional and non essential money. It is a no brainer that any “first in market” is usually expensive and more exposed to learning curves, especially more so when Council has a poor performance track history in “community consultation and engagement” and “making decisions in the interest of the community” ( 2014 Community Satisfaction Survey (page 13) ). What is the point of being the novel trend setter in digital CALD communications, when Councillors cannot even accommodate language diversity during last night’s Council meeting (demonstrated when I interjected their debate by choosing to speak in my native Chinese language).

However, I was most taken back by Cr Lo’s comments about people wanting to be “more Australian” is considered offensive, especially when he implied that migrants wanting to integrate into mainstream life in Australia is un Australian. Cr Lo failed to understand that mainstream Australian life is already culturally diverse but is united by an overriding & unifying commitment to common Australian values. He may have deliberately made the comment to attack Cr Davies, but he was not aware that his remark also causes offend to many Asians, who believe and are committed to integration in mainstream Australian society and supporting English as the common language that converges our culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Born, lived and studied in multi-cultural Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong, and worked in Australian and foreign multinationals, I know firsthand that a common language plays an important part in uniting cultural diversity and forming a national identity. I also belong to several Chinese community groups and they are all interested in learning English and building greater capacity to integrate into the Australian way of life – pursuing these Australian attributes is NOT offensive, nor does it discourage cultural and linguistic diversity. I also socialise with many other Asian groups (such the Indians, Japanese, Bangladeshis, Iranians, Iraqis, etc) and they all agreed the importance of speaking in English to communicate across culture and effectively integrate in an already culturally and linguistically diverse mainstream Australian society. Supporting or encouraging English to be a common language in Australia is NOT offensive and should not be discouraged, because we need it to communicate across culture and be united as Australian citizens.

Some Monash Councillors may self claim proficiency in multiculturalism, but last night they obviously showed lacking competency in cross culture intelligence, hence showed no leadership knowledge or skills in fostering interculturalism. Interculturalism abandons the old politics of multiple cultural identities and focuses on sharing common values (eg Life In Australia) that shape mainstream Australia society, including integrating CALD into it. Our Councillors are behind the times, while desiring to be technology savvy trend setters and using that ego-driven rationality to justify part of their decision making. Are they Larrikins or otherwise (to be diplomatic in what “otherwise” can mean)?

Bringing in party politics rivalry during Council meetings is an unfortunate and growing norm. This poor meeting practice became so blatant when Cr Davies was bullied during the whole evening by ALP pledging Councillors. When the party politics rivalry brings in the race card into the debates, it went overboard when ALP Councillors debated on him and then called a division to explicitly isolate Cr Davies as the odd ball voting against agenda item 7.4, hence against multiculturalism. They made the decision making process no longer unbiased and supporting no natural justice (ie the decision was no longer made in a fair and honest way). Decision making behaviour had broken good governance conduct and many of our Councillors incompetently think it is OK to behave the inappropriate way they did in last night’s meeting.

Instead of focusing on what value add does the CALD email distribution and multi-language translation systems provide to the community, the whole debate culture reflected a strong bullying leadership culture and was using the race card in the name of multiculturalism to play party politics and inter-rivalry bashing Cr Davies. As gallery audience, we are forced to witness this unwarranted poor leadership and party-politics driven behaviour that is getting worse each Council meeting.

Related Links

Monash Council: 3 gripes 2 compliments

Leader Press Monash Councillor slammed for “deeply offensive” multicultural comments 30 April 2015

Reverse racialism and multiculturalism in Monash Council

Thank you to Chan for sending this article to EM&U.

It is eyeball rolling to see that our Councillors are wanting to be trend setters and “innovative” – they had decided to acquire digital email subscription services and multi-language translation software, to build the digital capacity to communicate in many languages, including hiring or outsourcing people to translate non English mediated social media activities. Their immature desire to be trend setters & innovators in using digital (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) CALD communication will cost ratepayers additional and non essential money. It is a no brainer that any “first in market” is usually expensive and more exposed to learning curves, especially more so when Council has a poor performance track history in “community consultation and engagement” and “making decisions in the interest of the community” ( 2014 Community Satisfaction Survey (page 13) ). What is the point of being the novel trend setter in digital CALD communications, when Councillors cannot even accommodate language diversity during last night’s Council meeting (demonstrated when I interjected their debate by choosing to speak in my native Chinese language).

However, I was most taken back by Cr Lo’s comments about people wanting to be “more Australian” is considered offensive, especially when he implied that migrants wanting to integrate into mainstream life in Australia is un Australian. Cr Lo failed to understand that mainstream Australian life is already culturally diverse but is united by an overriding & unifying commitment to common Australian values. He may have deliberately made the comment to attack Cr Davies, but he was not aware that his remark also causes offend to many Asians, who believe and are committed to integration in mainstream Australian society and supporting English as the common language that converges our culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Born, lived and studied in multi-cultural Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong, and worked in Australian and foreign multinationals, I know firsthand that a common language plays an important part in uniting cultural diversity and forming a national identity. I also belong to several Chinese community groups and they are all interested in learning English and building greater capacity to integrate into the Australian way of life – pursuing these Australian attributes is NOT offensive, nor does it discourage cultural and linguistic diversity. I also socialise with many other Asian groups (such the Indians, Japanese, Bangladeshis, Iranians, Iraqis, etc) and they all agreed the importance of speaking in English to communicate across culture and effectively integrate in an already culturally and linguistically diverse mainstream Australian society. Supporting or encouraging English to be a common language in Australia is NOT offensive and should not be discouraged, because we need it to communicate across culture and be united as Australian citizens.

Some Monash Councillors may self claim proficiency in multiculturalism, but last night they obviously showed lacking competency in cross culture intelligence, hence showed no leadership knowledge or skills in fostering interculturalism. Interculturalism abandons the old politics of multiple cultural identities and focuses on sharing common values (eg Life In Australia) that shape mainstream Australia society, including integrating CALD into it. Our Councillors are behind the times, while desiring to be technology savvy trend setters and using that ego-driven rationality to justify part of their decision making. Are they Larrikins or otherwise (to be diplomatic in what “otherwise” can mean)?

Bringing in party politics rivalry during Council meetings is an unfortunate and growing norm. This poor meeting practice became so blatant when Cr Davies was bullied during the whole evening by ALP pledging Councillors. When the party politics rivalry brings in the race card into the debates, it went overboard when ALP Councillors debated on him and then called a division to explicitly isolate Cr Davies as the odd ball voting against agenda item 7.4, hence against multiculturalism. They made the decision making process no longer unbiased and supporting no natural justice (ie the decision was no longer made in a fair and honest way). Decision making behaviour had broken good governance conduct and many of our Councillors incompetently think it is OK to behave the inappropriate way they did in last night’s meeting.

Instead of focusing on what value add does the CALD email distribution and multi-language translation systems provide to the community, the whole debate culture reflected a strong bullying leadership culture and was using the race card in the name of multiculturalism to play party politics and inter-rivalry bashing Cr Davies. As gallery audience, we are forced to witness this unwarranted poor leadership and party-politics driven behaviour that is getting worse each Council meeting.

Related Links

Monash Council: 3 gripes 2 compliments

Leader Press Monash Councillor slammed for “deeply offensive” multicultural comments 30 April 2015

Monash Council: 3 gripes, 2 compliments

Last night’s Monash Council meeting left me insulted and angry.  Work by our strong Councillors and any good moves the Council makes are soon overshadowed by rude, aggressive and unprofessional conduct by a group of Councillors.

Feedback we received at EM&U indicates YOU want to know more about Council see: (Feedback leads to web site improvements and call for writers about Council) so I have shared my own perception of last night’s meeting in this post:  “3 gripes, 2 compliments”.

There is a Council election NEXT YEAR.  A better deal for the local community may well depend on how YOU vote. Be informed!

We welcome YOUR comments – click on the “leave a comment” button above.  All comments are moderated before posting.

GRIPE 1: Rude and aggressive conduct of Councillors

Once again, a Councillor presented a view contrary to other Councillors and was subjected to an aggressive, nasty and totally unprofessional onslaught. Our Mayor Paul Klisaris had earlier muttered “just what we expected” when Cr Robert Davies voted against the rest of the group. This time an individual vote was followed with a rampage: “I don’t believe this has just happened in this Council!” and apologies (to whom?). Why? Whether you agree with Cr Davies or not he was stating a viewpoint held by some constituents in Monash.

Cr Geoff Lake was quick to take up the chase and belligerently pursued the matter. Jumping to his feet for his onslaught he wrongly paraphrased what Cr Davies had said. Fortunately the Young Leaders Group, which had been dined by Council, had left. This was not an example of good conduct for tomorrow’s leaders!

The whole experience was unpleasant for the public gallery.  A member of the gallery who tried to interject was told she would be removed.  It appears it is alright for the Councillors to behave badly and without sanction but not the public.

Time and time again the public sit through appalling exhibitions like this.

Is this how we want OUR elected representatives to behave?

COMPLIMENT 1: Seeking professional advice before voting

Cr Bill Pontikis professionally sought further information about a planning permit for a former quarry.  He questioned the Council staff present to make sure he was clear about the issues involved before he casted his vote.  (I doubt whether he was aware of the mocking looks he was receiving behind his back from another Councillor trying to belittle his professional approach.)

Well done Cr Bill Pontikis.  The public note your professional approach.

Should you attend a Council meeting to watch the candidates in your Ward to make sure you are clear about who you are voting for?

GRIPE 2:  Disinterest of Glen Waverley Councillors

The  annual budget is a major item on the Council agenda.  As the draft budget was tabled last night Councillors from Mulgrave, Mt Waverley and Oakleigh Wards all stood to talk enthusiastically about projects requested by the people in their wards that had been funded.  Once again, the Glen Waverley Ward Councillors did NOT refer to any specific allocation for a project in their ward.

Do you know which Ward you are in?  If not click on the City of Monash Wards link to find out:  Link to City of Monash Wards

How will you decide on who to vote for as your representative at the Council election in 2015?
Monash Council
Monash Council meetings are open to the public. EM&U encourages YOU to attend one BEFORE voting in 2016.

COMPLIMENT 2:  Rate relief for pensioners

My complement goes to the Councillors who spoke to MORE THAN a $50 a year decrease in rates for pensioners.  The increase in HACC (help in your own home) costs (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-18/concerns-growing-over-dramatic-changes-in-home-care-for-seniors/6402120) and rate increases through rises in property values will hit aged residents HARD.

I apologise for not noting which Councillors spoke to this.  We would be happy to post your names if you let EM&U know you support a larger deduction in pensioners rates.

Councillors please note a senior is NOT a pensioner.

Is your Councillor representing your viewpoint in Council?

GRIPE 3:  Lack of community attendance at Council meetings

2016, NEXT YEAR, is the next Council election.  YOUR  vote counts. Yet the public gallery is nearly empty at every Council meeting.

I urge YOU to go along to AT LEAST ONE Council meeting between  26 MAY 2015 and OCTOBER 2016.  Monash constituents need to take on the responsibility of ensuring the next Council is one Monash can be proud of.

Will you make YOUR vote in 2016 count?

There are more gripes and compliments from last night’s meeting but this is all I have time to report.  Add yours to the comments by clicking on “Leave a Comment” at the top of the post.  All comments are moderated by the site administrators.

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Are Glen Waverley Councillors tuned into what is happening in their Ward?
Are Glen Waverley Councillors tuned into what is happening in their Ward?


Listening Posts – YOUR chance to let Council know YOUR concerns

Councillors and Council staff will be at a listening post at the The Glen on Thursday 31 July, 3.30 pm – 6.30 pm.  This is YOUR chance to talk to them about issues that concern you.  Don’t leave it till after decisions have been made to have your say.

Cr Rob Davies with EM&U supporters at the Listening Post at Mulgrave Market
Cr Rob Davies with EM&U supporters at the Listening Post at Mulgrave Market

Further Listening Posts will be held:

 Saturday 2 August, 10.30 – 12.30 am
Holmesglen Reserve Ashwood

Saturday 23 August, 10.30am  – 12.30pm
Warrawee Park, Oakleigh

Once you have attended a listening post let us know what issues you raised and what response you got.  Click on the ‘leave a comment’ button above to do this.

STOP Monash Council’s CASH GRAB – today last day for budget submission

If you have made a submission to Monash Council re the Draft Budget:

We invite you to add it to this post using ‘leave a comment’ above or to email it to EMonashU@gmail.com for us to publish on this site.

If you have not yet made a submission to Monash Council re the Draft Budget you need to do so TODAY (30 May).

You may use the submissions below as examples.

Be at Council on 10 June 7.30 pm to support people presenting their submissions.

Example 1: My submission

To: Monash Council Attention: Dr Andi Diamond
Re: Submission re Draft Budget 2014 – 2015

Firstly I would like Council to note I support:

  • the case put forward by Cr Robert Davies that a rate rise at a time the Council is ‘cashed up’ is not necessary. He has stated a 3% rise in rates will allow services and investments to continue but the Council’s profit will decrease to $m5

Further:

I have seen no evidence that the Council has considered the welfare of its constituents.

In preparing this budget the Council needs to consider such factors as:

  • the effect on Monash constituents of the spate of redundancies over the last two years e.g. University of Melbourne, Channel 10 and more.
  • the difficulties faced by Monash’s ageing population trying to re-enter the workforce
  • young adults, including university graduates, who cannot find a career position, or even work of any kind
  • The severe impact of the federal budget, should it proceed, on this community e.g. doctors’ fees, reduced benefits, cuts in services and more
  • other economic impacts on the welfare of the community

In short the Council should look more closely at the community’s ability to pay. That a 6% rise was planned a few years back is far less relevant. In fact good management is to evaluate and review plans not stick them in place like bricks and mortar.

Monash has suffered in hard economic cycles before. At times the media has featured reports of increased requirements for food parcels and other supplies to help families in the mortgage belt. Is this how you want Monash families to live? Is this how you want to welcome migrants to Monash?

Yes, it is great to have modern buildings and facilities for the community to use but may I caution you on the following:
Buildings and facilities are not the fabric of a healthy and well functioning community
The community does not want Council sitting on bags of money – their money. They expect a more break- even scenario
Great facilities are only worthwhile when they are affordable and if you need to raise rates above the CPI they are not affordable.
I sincerely hope future rate capping by the State Government will stop Councils living beyond the Community’s means, as Monash is currently planning to do.

I urge Council to involve Community members much earlier in the budget planning process. Handing out a practically finished product and then ticking the boxes on community feedback is not genuine consultation. Stop sitting back and waiting for the community to come to you – get out there and find the community to communicate on their ground in their frames of reference. Use the IAP2 spectrum at the highest levels and you will discover a whole new world of community engagement.

I would like to reserve my right under the Local Government Act to speak to this submission on 10 June.

Example 2: Murray’s submission

I note that Council has expressed concern about the impact of reductions in the FAGs this year. It was stated at the May Ordinary Council Meeting that this will cost Monash approximately $120k.
I note that Council’s Draft Sustainable Transport Plan (Part 2, Appendix 1) show the Euneva Ave car park has, at peak occupancy, approximately 250 vacant parking spaces.
I note that Council has been repeatedly lobbied to allow commuters access to the Euneva Ave car park and those lobbying have indicated a willingness to pay for the privilege.

At a rate of $5/day, Council could earn $1300pa on each parking permit issued for commuter parking in Euneva Ave car park. At this rate, even keeping a reserve of 60% of the currently unutilised parking spaces, council has the capacity to cover the FAG losses and generate a positive return on the investment made.

This proposal has been rejected on the grounds that the car park utilisation will rise. There’s no reason to expect a 150% increase in utilisation this financial year. At the end of the 2014/15 financial year the FAGs position may have changed and the situation can be reviewed. If there is no utilisation pressure, the revenue stream can continue and can assist in providing downward pressures on rates to keep the average rate even lower than all other councils in Victoria. By the time utilisation patterns change the state government has promised to build multi-deck parking at Syndal and the commuters can be redirected there.

This is a win for all concerned: commuters get temporary parking pending construction at Syndal, ratepayers get a return on their investment and a possible reduction in rate increases and council offsets losses in FAGs while still advocating for their restoration.

EM&U in the Waverley Leader!

EM&U in the Waverley Leader!

Alert! The EM&U email provided in this article has a minor error. The email is:eMonashu@gmail.com
Source: Waverley Leader Alert! Please note the EM&U email does not have a full stop after ‘com’ the email is: eMonashu@gmail.com

EM&U is there to empower individuals to have a voice in their community.  The community has already seen what can be done if people get together and fight for a specific cause or express their concerns.

Come and meet the EM&U group at the information meeting on 28 May at St Leonard’s Parish Church at 7:30 pm. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be provided. A donation is appreciated. http://stleonards.logic1.com.au/

If need further info you can contact EM&U at emonashu@gmail.com

Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing & REGRET IT!

It’s Budget Planning Time in Monash

Is this YOU?

image courtesy of artur84 freedigitalphotos
images courtesy of artur84 freedigitalphotos

Then risk paying more in Council rates and fees!

risk paying more in rates and Council fees

It’s happened before!
In April 2014 we were hit with rises in pet registration fees.  This increase should have been picked up and acted upon when the budget was passed by Council in June 2013.  Are there other times you have found out with hindsight that there was something you should have acted on?

It’s time for the community to LOOK closely at the budget plan, ASK questions and have their SAY.  YOU need to let the Council know what the community they serve expects in the budget.

Timeline for Action:

NOW

LOOK at the draft budget, ASK questions and HEAR others’ comments, SAY what you need to in a submission to Council, letters to the local paper etc

Wednesday 21 May 6.30 pm Glen Waverley, or
Thursday 22 May 2 pm Oakleigh

Attend one of the budget information sessions being run by Council.
Further Information: http://www.monash.vic.gov.au/publications/budget.htm#sessions

Friday 23 May pm

Check Monash Council web site to see what is on agenda for next meeting:  http://www.monash.vic.gov.au/reports/index.htm

Monday 26 May

Submit questions for Tuesday, 27 MayCouncil Meeting Public Question Time by 12 noon Monday 26 May: http://www.monash.vic.gov.au/council/public.htm

Tuesday 27 May 7.30 pm

Be in the Public Gallery for the Monash Council monthly meeting:
Monash Civic Centre
293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley Victoria, 3150

Wednesday 28 May 7.30 pm St Leonards Glen Waverley

Attend the EM&U meeting and ask questions about the budget and other Council matters to Cr Robert Davies
Further Information: https://monashandyou.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/emu-inaugural-meeting-28-may-rsvp-required/

Friday 30 May

This is the closing date for submissions about the budget to Council.
Further Information:  http://www.monash.vic.gov.au/publications/budget.htm#submission

Tuesday 10 June 7.30 pm

Be at Council to present your submission or to support other community members who have made submissions.

EM&U Inaugural Meeting 28 May – RSVP required

Empowering Monash & YOU Inaugural Meeting

Wednesday 28 May
7.30 pm
The Yarn*
St Leonards Church
349 Springvale Road
Glen Waverley VIC 3150

Guest speaker:  Cr Robert Davies,
Monash  Mulgrave Ward Councillor

Cr Robert Davies

Cr Robert Davies will address our questions about Monash Council’s decisions, plans and processes. Cr Davies is in his first term as a Councillor at Monash Council.

During this term he has:

· Voted against the sale of aged care facilities due to multiple and major flaws in the governance process implemented by Monash Council

· Requested an enquiry into Euneva Car Park to find ways of recouping some of the huge loss

· Is objecting to the current budget plan because:

o The budget increases Council debt in a context this is not appropriate, and

o The proposed rate increase of 6% in rates is unnecessarily high

A small cash donation at the meeting will be appreciated.  It will help EM&U cover:

  • a donation to St Leonards Church for use of their facilities, and
  • incidentals such as mail outs.

Places are limited!

RSVP: EMonashU@gmail.com

*The Yarn is on the right hand side as you enter St Leonards Church from Springvale Road

map showing location of St Leonards Church
Location of St Leonards Church