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Fremantle becoming a better place

Hi my name is Mark Woodcock

I am a Fremantle resident, who over the last 2 yrs has taken a greater interest in what happens in my local government area.

I think the idea that the current council represents the views of our general residents as a little off, I don’t think the council really represents any real issues I believe in.

Now it’s not about politics as in state or federal governments politics but the council is here for the amenity of the residents and rate payers it represents.

I think that state and federal politics has too much influence in the way our local government is run, several councillor’s work or have worked recently in offices of state or federal politicians. Several others have run for political parties in state or federal elections. Many state and federal minister have come from this very council, so this question comes to mind, are they there for the rate payers and residents best interests or laying a platform for their own political careers?

So my blogs here is more about what’s good for the rate payer and resident not political ideologies.

Just for the record I have run for local government last election, was not successful but at least I was beaten by a nice guy. Yes I could run for the next election, but till then I’m a rate payer that has concerns about how our city is run and whether the general amenity of rate payer and residents is properly addressed or taken care off.

I don’t say I’m right about everything, no one is, if anything I would like the people to question what they are told, think for yourself and have your own opinion not just swallow the spin that is put out by council, don’t just look at what they say but what they do, their voting at council tells the real story.

So as my tag says “Don’t drink the coolaid”i.e. just following like sheep or not thinking about what you are being feed can have really BAD consequences.

So in general I hope this blog stirs people to think for themselves and hopefully the result will be a little more interest at voting time and electors voting for people who will represent what they believe in for our great community.

Fremantle is a great place but with our community is taking little interest in what our local government is going, so if it came out to vote once every couple of years, it would be allot better.’   

Cheers Mark.


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  1. Heather says:

    Great intro, good luck with keeping the buggers on the straight and narrow.

  2. Roger Garwood says:

    At last a blog which has the elements of ethical journalism. Nothing trite.

  3. Stefan Berson says:

    Re the cancelling of Australia Day celebrations, the council and I guess driven by the mayor are the biggest load of s.. I’ve ever heard. How hypocritical of them, and as a ratepayer I would be asking that all the employees of the council and city that were involved in that decision have their pay deducted for the public holiday that they of course will be taking !!