MAYOR Rozi Parisotto has defended council, and lashed out at “community negativity”.
Her comments came at Tuesday night’s council meeting, in response to an impassioned plea by Paul McInerney, father of former councillor, Lisa McInerney.
In public question time Mr McInerney asked what council was doing to measure the impacts of the “circus”.
He also offered his own opinion on the impacts of the ongoing issues, which saw his daughter resign due to stress and depression incurred as a result of her role on council.
“We talk about road construction and I’d like to offer the comment: if $1.5m wasn’t being spent on council related issues I think there would be a lot more money available for community related issues,” Mr McInerney said.
“Secondly I think that the current circumstances under which council finds itself is having considerable impact on the community of Wangaratta.
“Specifically, I would like to know what council is doing right now to measure the impact of what I will typically and flippantly call the circus?”
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