|CR. O'HALLORAN POSES|
AT LOCAL SPORTING CLUB
We've received these stories, which we don't believe to be an electioneering stunt. Why? Because the HBW has been getting these reports from council insiders regularly FOR FOUR YEARS.
These stories include pats on the bum from two councillors IN FRONT OF THE CEO, who's done nothing to stop the harassment and abuse of staff. Female staff members routinely change the direction they're walking when spying one of these councillors in the building. And one of the councillors is so neanderthal that he's been seen with his hands all over one woman at a new citizenship ceremony in chambers. Welcome to Cairns!
We also have persistent reports of one councillor who routinely uses racist epithets around the chamber, and has referred to many council staff with these nasties including at the council depots.
You can't make this shit up.
We won't be naming the miscreants - promises of anonymity given to sources are respected here. The fact that these issues are seemingly so widespread reflect on the entire Unity Team, and are an essential element of why they need replacement.
Max O'Halloran was one of the first team members goaded into running by Bob Manning. O'Halloran quickly rolled Manning for the reconstruction of the Tobruk Pool, despite O'Halloran being a "Life Member" of the facility. So rushed was the process the pool is going to be almost a year late being delivered - with O'Halloran thankful that the financial malfeasance hasn't been exposed. How many million$ is the project over budget? With the latest cock-ups involving the wave pool (which won't nearly be enough to save this project from white elephant land), residents are already smelling the Stink on Sheridan.
NO COMMUNITY CONSULTATION on this project. Ever.
We're also in receipt of some emails allegedly sent from the
O'Halloran email account at council. One of these contains the suggestion that corflutes of Division 7 independent candidate Flora Pondrilei should be vandalised or removed. Real? Or campaign trick? You be the judge.
Divison 8 councillor Jessie Richardson basically doesn't have a clue about any of this. With virtually no community experience, she won a heavily split vote four years ago and she's still got no idea what a REAL councillor is supposed to be doing. She was quickly coached to take credit for the previous council's work on the Machans Beach oceanfront. But she has been little seen around her division during these four years. And Jessie has sat back and allowed a seven-story apartment block in Yorkey's Knob gain council approval with no consultation of the residents. Her only comment? "I would have preferred to see more consultation over it". Jessie is apparently too stupid to yet grasp that the councillor is supposed to organise with the community over these kinds of major projects. Or at least alert them. Jessie is even more asleep than Bankrupt Bob.
Jessie is also too stupid to recognise that a good councillor votes "NO" on these contentious projects, just to keep faith with the community.
Councillor John Schilling in Division 2 is a dead letter. The bully went too far and disqualified himself from consideration at the election. Shilling's limpdick 10-days-too-late prerecorded, solicitor-written apology for his defamation of Jim Brooks was frankly pathetic