22 May 2016
Many of you will have heard Mayor Clyne spruiking in the press and on TV and radio his ideas of rate capping. While he is free to express his views you can be certain that they are only his views. They are not supported by the Local Government Association and they are not supported by Unley Council. They are also not a good idea. It gives too much power to the state government to control Local government costs while they continue to cost shift their operations to Council and expect Council will be able to do it at no extra cost. It will reduce flexibility, reduce needed maintenance of basic infrastructure and reduce opportunities for innovation.