Local Government elections are to be held on October 19 and a lot of interest for Fremantle ratepayers is in the position of Mayor.
There is no doubt that Brad Pettitt should be reelected for a further term as he has done a very good job in the past 4 years and those commentators who blame him for all decisions of Council should understand that he is the Mayor, and once Council makes a decision he should support that position.
Like all ratepayers I have been very disappointed in some decisions of Council and it still rankles that we have the limestone debacle at Bathers Beach, and I do not support the location of the skate park.
The other candidate, Matthew Hanssen, has no policies or background in local government. He stood for the seat of Fremantle in both the State and Federal elections and was rejected by the electors in both. Anyone attending the debates prior to both elections would understand why.
I do not agree with Brad’s support of the Greens and its policies, but that does not mean that he is not the best candidate, in my mind he is the only candidate.