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Employee Expenses are way to high in relation to Rates Only Income. Executives salaries approved by councillors are far to much. Carry-Forward non-expensed budgeted items every year must be reported in full in the Annual Report with committed steps to reduce that revenue value to around $2M. The LGA 1989 section 125 should read the Council Plan can only be reviewed every 2 years. Cardinia changes every year creating uncertainty. The Act must force all council to produce three separate documents. The Council Plan & Council Plan Actions, the Strategic Resource Plan and the Budget. These 3 documents are to be electronically filed in councils data base so any person can google search any one of them. The Expenditure part of a budget must, must be expanded. Headings of :- All Contract costs, All Legal costs, All Consultant Fee's, All Insurance costs, Electricty & Water costs and Total expenditures by Councillors plus Training costs. Their must be more details provided by all councils when they report "Provisions" in any financial reports. The tendering process should be reviewed as some purchases by council are excessive compared to what a private person or company can purchase. All councillor attended meeting must be Audio recorded and made available to the public. Every year approved Council Plan & Council Plan Actions, Strategice Resource Plan and Budget must be published on the Know Your Council website and stored over years. The practice by councils to not disclose expenses if the revenue value is below $25,000 must be lowered to $5,000 as to many expense items are hidden. Best wishes and a Happy Easter.

user picture Graham Jolly · 3 years ago · 0 votes · 2 comments
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Mornington Peninsula Shire has a 6 million $$$ consulting bill and cannot tell us what it is spent for. it is a disgrace. And they wonder why we have ratecapping.
joe lenzo · 3 years ago
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Yes, all we want i for them to adhere to the simple principle of the "CAT" This Process is completely void of any of the Principles of the “CAT”: • C onsultation (Collaboration is the purest form of ”C”) • A ccountability • T ransparency
joe lenzo · 3 years ago