The rent-a-crowd showed some brains and decided to stay away, the meeting was like a funeral, but Ali Timms keeps her role as chair with a vote of 7-5.
I am not sure what everyone else is seeing, but my own image of ES has been steadily declining. Recent media reports and blogs make shocking reading, at least to me. It appears as though we have a CEO that is battling with staff disfunction and councillors that have put the dis in disfunction. The question I keep asking myself is, what sort of credibility do they now have with the public? How on earth can we possibly expect them to govern our environment with such apparent disfunction?
I am aware that some public have called for a commissioner, a position i have not shared. I now find myself reviewing that position. What is the worse evil? A complete lack of faith in their ability to manage the environment or a term loss of democracy?
It’s now up to ES to put this sideshow behind it, deal with the problems in their compliance department, and show what it is capable of. Going to be an interesting year.