Wednesday, 18 March 2015
On 16 March 2015 North Coast Voices posted The flood next time…. which looked at the issue of flood levees in the Clarence Valley that had sections that were in poor or very poor condition.
The post carried photographs of the Wilton Park, Waterview levee such as this:
This is the exchange on the subject which ended with Clarence Valley Council Mayor Richie Williamson blocking North Coast Voices’ tweets:
So I had a big grin on my face yesterday as I listened to this very same mayor (relying on the same facts as the North Coast Voices post) supporting a notice of motion that sought a report to councillors on the condition of its flood levees and, heard him admit the public safety issue and commit council to repair the damaged Waterview levee ahead of any NSW Government monetary compensation for this repair.
The grin grew even broader as I heard him address some of his remarks directly to local mainstream media.
Apparently breakfast announcer with Radio 2GF Grafton, NSW Nationals party member (and campaign manager for Nats MP for Clarence Chris Gulaptis), Clarence Valley Mayor Richie Williamson, who characterizes his Twitter account thus;
has taken exception to North Coast Voices yet again;
Apparently official contributors to North Coast Voices (all of whom are Clarence Valley electors) are something to defecate on for this particular mayor.
For a local government councillor, who has been in office for ten years, it seems that à la Animal Farm some electors are definitely more equal than others.
An impressive own goal for a mayor hoping to be re-elected in around 541 days.