Nothing to hide, says CEO


Nothing to hide, says CEO

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council chief executive officer Tim Tamlin has rejected a claim that council is hiding information from the public.
Korumburra businessman David Amor last Wednesday asked to address councillors during a public presentation session to invite them to a meeting between himself, Mr Tamlin and mayor Cr Lorraine Brunt.
The meeting, to be held this week, will discuss Mr Amor’s claims council leaders are not being open with the public and councillors.
However Mr Tamlin would not allow Mr Amor to speak, as he had not applied to council to give a public presentation, as per council policy.
Mr Amor told The Star, “I feel all the councillors need to be there because I feel the councillors are not knowing all that is happening behind the CEO and the mayor’s desks.
“All they’ve done is shut the door in my face to prevent me from talking in the public arena when the press is around.”
Mr Tamlin said, “I’m administering council policy that was adopted in May 2017 and I do that in consultation with the mayor.”
While sitting in the public gallery, Mr Amor held a sign saying “Transparency please” and was flanked by members of South Gippsland Action Group, of which he is one.

Doors shut firm: from left, South Gippsland Action Group treasurer Gus Blaauw, member David Amor and secretary Lindsay Love called for South Gippsland Shire Council to be transparent, after Mr Amor was not allowed to address councillors last Wednesday. The doors to the council chamber are behind them.

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