Dear Minister,

As the newspaper advocating for the betterment of South Gippsland since 1890, we write to you today to say our community is fed up with the state of affairs regarding the uncertain future of our current council.
We don’t need another bureaucratic act – your Commission of Inquiry – that keeps us wondering whether our council will remain in power.
We need a decision now and it really is a simple one for you to make.
If our present group of councillors are fit to govern, to drive prosperity and to make decisions that will further the future of South Gippsland, then leave them in power and let them lead the way.
If they are not, then don’t drag this saga out any longer – show them the door.
We need you to make a clear and decisive decision about the future of South Gippsland Shire Council.
For too long our community has been in the headlines state-wide for reasons we would not prefer.
Last Thursday you announced a Commission of Inquiry into the council to look at the process of hiring a CEO, the stability of the council, the behaviours of individual councillors, and the effectiveness of governance arrangements in delivering services to the community.
This comes after municipal monitor Peter Stephenson carefully watched over our council for nearly 10 months.
His appointment followed a long period of internal turmoil within council and his observations led him to call for the council to be dismissed.
It is an important time in our proud history. We have empty shops in our main streets, and we have farmers battling to fight back from drought and falling dairy prices.
Don’t leave us in a state of limbo any longer.
We need you to ensure that the people you allow to lead us are the right ones for the job.

Kind regards,
Brad Lester,
The Star newspaper.

Short URL: http://thestar.com.au/?p=28624

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