Griffiths ‘maybe’ back

FORMER mayor successful candidate, but no decision on taking up vacant councillor position until today

Anthony GriffithsAnthony Griffiths

ANTHONY Griffiths is a ‘maybe’ to take up the position of Rural City of Wangaratta councillor.

The former mayor was named as the successful candidate to replace Lisa McInerney in the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) countback of October’s council election yesterday and has until Thursday morning to accept.

There is a possibility council could be sacked, with municipal inspector, Peter Stephenson, looking over council and due to report back to Local Government Minister Jeanette Powell in a couple of months.

Mr Griffiths said that was a consideration.

“That’s certainly an issue, as well as the fact the council is facing significant issues,” he said.

“Whoever steps into that role is going to need to have a lot of time available to deal with them.”

This post is part of the thread: Council Dramas – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.

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