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20 February 2014

SLEEPY MANNING VOLUME 3 - EMERGENCY LEAVE FOR MEDICAL PROCEDURE?

As council officers continue to exit the dysfunctional nonfunctional Cairns nonRegional Council, insiders continue to report internal planning underway for likely Bob Manning resignation in the next few weeks.

The collapse of the Arts in Cairns is now almost complete
with the apparent sacking of Rob Brown, the last council employee with any experience at running the Civic Theater.  Brown, an avid still photographer,  had antagonized some councillors with his petition to rescind the photographer fees imposed by this cash-grabby council.  This comes after the departure of Phil Finklestein, who ran the Civic Theater for over 20 years until the disUnity Council established their "Arts-Unfriendly" policy.

This comes during a week that has seen the unconfirmed sacking of Ian Lowth, General Manager of Community, Sport, and Cultural Services.  Ian, hired by Kevin Byrne originally, has been extremely successful in this job - apparently a threat to the disUnity plan to gut much of this budget.  This was the second time disUnity councillors came after Lowth, and the spineless sock puppet Peter Tabulo let another good manager get thrown under the bus.  These same councillors are working hard to push out Corporate Services General Manager Linda Kirchner, as well.  

Council staff morale is at an all-time low, with much of the normal workings grinding to a halt as people have become increasingly afraid to even sign a report!  Some "house-cleaning" is expected when a new government takes over administration.  But because Manning has no leadership or decision-making abilities, the bloodletting continues almost two years after this council was elected as personal agendas and "get-squares" are unable to be stopped by the flaccid Manning.

Manning has gone to the hospital today for what's said to be "minor surgery", which we understand may involve leeches and a witch doctor.  And then he's taking almost three weeks leave in conjunction with this procedure.  Additonally, he has also quietly resigned as the Far North Queensland representative to the LGAQ, which will now require a by-election for the region in this important organization.  Cairns may very well get their views shut-out of the LGAQ with many of the members referring to Manning's attendance as "seat warming".

We're expecting Manning to quit as Mayor very soon.  Stay tuned.


15 comments:

Johnno said...

So "Bob The Builder's" hospital stay wasn't the result of an industrial accident?.

TAS said...

So much time and so much money lost by the City of Cairns as a consequence of having this do-nothing useless excuse-for-a-mayor in office. His utter incompetence so clearly demonstrates what a visionary Val Shier was so that now only the stupid are unaware of the enormity of what this has cost and what we have lost.

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Anonymous said...

So we would have to have an election then wouldn't we?

Anonymous said...

We can only wish our beloved leader a speedy recovery.

Wanderingalong said...

Where does this hatred and determined destruction come from. Is it a built in attitude of the Lib/Nat character?
On all levels, local, state and federal we are seeing this, and it is much stronger than negativity, approach to government.

Anonymous said...

Just heard a rumour that the CMC is going to investigate the Cairns Regional Council from the mayor down .... Mmmm I also here a couple of local MP's are shitting bricks as well.
I can hear those paper shredders working 24/7 from the Northern Beaches!

Anonymous said...

'Spineless sock puppet' CEO, a priceless comment and so true..

Grey, vapid and useless as a City Manager, particularly when it needs inspiration and genuine leadership to get us through.

We don't need a self-appointed by Manning, 'CEO', put into that position. He is useless in his own right.. What we have is the blind leading the totally blind, on seriously fat cat wages!

Observer said...

If he does resign, don't we have to have an election for a new Mayor? Who else but Terry James is putting their hand up? Anyone? I mean if there isn't anyone else, then of course James would just slip into the Mayoral seat but if there is someone else or a few contenders then surely we have to have an election?

Second Anonymous said...

Thanks HBW with the daylight savings banner - needed a laugh, though I've heard worse over the las twenty-something years from Cueball's. You would thing that they would all be dead by now but somehow the worst ones hang on and there seems to be a hormonal change when a proportion of the (mostly male)population hit their seventies and latch themselves to Cueball's show. Or perhaps it is dementia. Ban radios in the nursing homes and the audience would reduce rapidly. No wonder the major sponsors are funeral homes. Maybe the advertising department should also target incontinence products and Thai brides.

Rather than daylight savings, Queensland would find more benefit in a "light-year advance" beyond the Sir Joh era to the present day.

Imagine the future-shock that would be needed to embrace climate change, racism, sexism, same sex relationships, immigration and all the other things that are sacred to the conservative LNP cause.

Anonymous said...

Blakey for mayor then that will be the end of all the corruption.

Anonymous said...

Bring Back Val OR Bring in an Administrator!

Anonymous said...

Yep Blakey for Mayor, at least decisions could get made.

Ginger TheRedHeeler said...

By politicising the public service all the way down to the 3 frontline staff who are left, this Council has guaranteed not to get 'frank and fearless' advice on anything. Instead they want all employees to be sycophants and toadies who will tell them what they want to hear - no matter how impractical or useless a policy is. The entire point of the public service is that they are independent of the elected officials; the elected reps make the policy based on expert, unbiased, non-partisan advice and the bureaucrats work out the best way to implement that policy - the system doesn't cannot possibly be efficient without this independence.

Hamish Krint said...

Sad to see the demise of businesses in Lake Street....