14 September 2019

Attempts to gag councillors

First it was Adelaide City Council and now it is Norwood, Payneham and St Peters' Council that is
asking Councillors to 'avoid expressing personal opinions in relation to Council decisions and Council business'. Each time we vote on a Council decision each individual examines their own thoughts and ideas and votes either for or against as they see fit. Each individual then needs to justify that position when asked by residents or the media. While it is good practice to acknowledge that the vote didn't go the way you had wished that does not change your opinion. It is my understanding that councillors are able to express their person view at any time as long as they are not speaking on behalf of council.

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