The members of the Peoples Choice are proposing to remove the Chair of the Linwood Central Heathcote Community Board, Alexandra Davids. Why? I guess because she isn’t a member of their team. This is disgraceful stuff. It’s about numbers and being tribal. It’s not about her skill base. If they were removing her because she was incompetent, then I would understand their actions.
When I became a Councillor, each Community Board had three Councillors on it. However, there were four Councillors in the two wards, including me. One Councillor had to not be on the Community Board. As I had removed the chair of the Citizens Association from the Council table during the campaign, the Cits were angry with me. So, the three of the Councillors who were all Citizens Association members voted to remove me from the Board. I sat in the public benches and watched proceedings. I never forgot this behaviour. That was tribalism then. This is tribalism now. Both behaviours are totally unacceptable.
I don’t know Alexandra very well but she has always struck me as a decent, hardworking, Community Board member. This sort of behaviour makes people question the motives of elected reps who put tribalism before whether Alexandra is performing well as Community Board Chair.
Tell me what is the difference between the Republicans denying reality and the People’s Choice behaving badly? They are both behaving in a manner which gives people the opportunity to rubbish the political process. Just saying….