Maroondah Journal: New mayor vows to push Government on road funding

By December 11, 2007No Comments

The Maroondah Journal has reported on the outcome of Maroondah’s statutory meeting where Cr. Tony Dib was elected mayor:

The night was not short of controversy, with councillors Maureen Naylor and Jo-anne Taylor calling for a division of the votes. Both requested Cr Dib and candidate Cr Alex Makin to speak about why they wanted the top job, but were refused.

It was unfortunate that the request to hear from mayoral candidates was denied, as it prevents both council and the community from being able to hear the priorities of each candidate.

Cr Alex Makin said it would have been better to open up the nominations, rather than keep the decision behind closed doors.

Maroondah councillors are accountable to the residents and ratepayers of Maroondah and it is therefore imperative that the community is able to view the mayoral election in an open and transparent manner.

“Obviously it was all scripted, and the fact they didn’t allow nominees to speak in support of their candidates shows that deals were done”

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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