Over the past few weeks as the Cultural/Council Chambers debate has reached ‘fever pitch’ many ratepayers have been discussing what they consider may be potential conflicts of interest by some Councillors.
The minutes for the meeting on 11 July declare disclosures of interest as follows;
|Councillor||Items||Type of Interest|
|Cr John Arkan||GM19/18 Progression of the Cultural and Civic Space Project||Non-Pecuniary – Less Than Significant Conflict as his wife works as a reference librarian in the Council library.|
|Cr Michael Adendorff||GM19/18 Progression of the Cultural and Civic Space Project||Non-Pecuniary – Less Than Significant Conflict as owner of property in the CBD.|
The Coffs Coast Outlook has published a related story on this previously. See: https://coffscoastoutlook.com.au/what-is-a-significant-pecuniary-interest/
However, the issue seems to have gained even more traction in the past ten days.
So we would like to hear what you think. Use the comments box below and please keep comments focused on the issue, not personalities.
Over to you.