Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Plan for Sydney Inner West Monster Councils: "Cr Bonanno, an ALP councillor, said yesterday smaller councils should not have been allowed to exist for as long as they have in the inner west... Greens upper house MP and Marrickville councillor, Sylvia Hale, said the proposal was motivated by the prospect of building ALP representation in the region. "There is absolutely no evidence that large councils are more efficient councils . . . They are less democratic," she said."

Whatever merit there may be in the amalgamation (or breakup) of local councils, democracy requires that it not be done without approval in a referendum by all residents.

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