|SLEEPY BOB MANNING PRESIDES OVER ANOTHER|
MARATHON COUNCIL MEETING - CLOCKING IN
AT 24 MINUTES
They've done nothing. That's surely cheaper.
But as Cairns residents shun the dirty inadequate Civic Theater (and the related restaurant and small business injection so necessary during the slack tourism months), Sleepy Bob has done bugger all to fix the problem.
So it's a mystery that he's touting a freeze on Council charges as a "big step" forward. Announcing that Council is expecting a $7M PROFIT this year is a dog whistle to the ignorant John MacKenzie listener.
Oddly, the unspent $7M is almost exactly what the Val Schier-council project would have cost the community.
Instead, we've had NONE of the parking structures built, we had an over budget and mismanaged Lake Street mini-fix, meanwhile welcoming projects in the CBD that were approved with too-little onsite parking. Road work schedules have been cut as have parks and gardens - except for the tourists. Manning's mates continue to be at the firehose end of our rates largess.
Dumb and Dumber are running Cairns Council.
Or sorry, we forgot the "new" Tobruk Swimming pool - $20M of swimming in a location where no one goes.