Complaints cost council
Friday, 25th October, 2013
City Council has spent more than $6000 on Code of Conduct complaints this year.
Three complaints were made against councillors and the general manager since September last year, with two relating to the past council and one to the new Council.
The costliest complaint was directed at Councillor Bob Algate, over content in a report he wrote which was published in the Barrier Daily Truth.
Council was forced to employ a conduct reviewer to investigate the matter. Clr Algate was cleared after a total of $6240 was spent.
The most recent complaint related to an alleged pecuniary conflict of interest breach. It was dismissed by the Division of Local Government.