The City of Subiaco held its Annual Electors’ Meeting tonight, which was well attended by more than 80 interested residents, ratepayers and landowners.
Attendees were invited to ask questions of Mayor Penny Taylor and Chief Executive Officer Rochelle Lavery, with questions covering topics including LPS5, Community Scorecard results, sustainability, rates and parking initiatives.
Local governments are required to hold a general meeting of electors once every financial year, in accordance with the Local Government Act, to consider the contents of the Annual Report and to raise other general business.
Electors have the opportunity to present ‘motions’ or proposals for the City to consider, which meeting attendees are invited to vote on.
Proposals supported by a majority of those who vote are deemed decisions of the meeting. While these decisions are not binding, they must then be considered by council at an Ordinary Council Meeting.
Elector motions were received and are planned for consideration by Council at its February 2020 meeting. Motions that were not received at the meeting due to time restrictions, will be considered by elected members in workshops in early 2020.
“The Annual Electors’ Meeting is an opportunity for us to touch base with the community and report back to them while reflecting on the last financial year,” Mayor Taylor said.
“While this is a good opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns, support and ideas, we do invite and encourage all residents and business owners to attend monthly council meetings throughout the year as well so that we can maintain a constant open dialogue with the community.”
The minutes of the meeting will be available on the City’s website soon.