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LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCILLORS RAISE CONCERNS ABOUT MAYORS’ COMPETENCE

LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCILLORS < 1 mins read

A collection of Labor and Independent Councillors at Liverpool City Council hold serious concerns about the capacity of the Mayor Ned Mannoun to make decisions in the best interests of the community.

The Mayor plans to push through unpopular, unproven, and potentially disastrous staff cuts, including sacking the popular and effective CEO John Ajaka, to fund the construction of a $50 million pool in the electorate of Holsworthy, currently held by the Mayor's wife Tina Ayyad.

“This is just another example of the Mayor making increasingly erratic decisions that just don’t stack up,” says Councillor Charishma Kaliyanda.

In addition to potentially cutting 150 staff to fund the project which would see service to ratepayers crater, the Mayor is desperately trying to push out current Liverpool City Council CEO John Ajaka. The move to end Mr Ajaka’s contract early could cost ratepayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, and rob the Liverpool community of an effective decision-maker at a time when the community desperately needs strong and stable leadership

“Liverpool is a growing LGA, we need a Council that grows with it, to provide the services the community expects. The recruitment landscape is already difficult, Council needs to be attracting and retaining staff to suggest job cuts at this time is frankly bizarre” Councillor Dr Betty Green commented. 

This statement is released by:

Councillor Charishma Kaliyanda

Councillor Dr Betty Green

Councillor Peter Harle

 

Contact: Councillor Betty Green 0488 217 029

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